Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture
By Torii Black
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon
A handbook for acupuncturists and healthcare practitioners on the use of acupuncture for end-of-life care. The book covers the major hospice and palliative care diagnoses from a Chinese medicine perspective, as well as grief and loss, and includes the roots of Chinese historical perspectives on death and dying. The acupuncturist is introduced to the working medical model of hospice care and the interdisciplinary team approach and provided with evidence-based strategies for the use the acupuncture in symptom management.
Torii Black Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, RN, CPHPCA is the Director of the National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists in the US.
Introduction; 1. Hospice and Palliative Care History/Philosophy; 2. Chinese Culture Influences Modern Death and Dying Issues; 3. East Meets West - The Face of Modern Palliative Care; 4. Palliative Performance Scale (PPS); 5. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Patients at the End of Life; 6. Channel Points for Consideration; 7. Final Thoughts; References; Glossary for Point Nomenclature
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