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May 19th, 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 5
pp: 10-6

Editor's Memo


NP Insights


Advocacy in Practice


Short Communications


Medication Update



PAIN MANAGEMENT


Pharmacologic pain management at the end of life

Davies, Pamela Stitzlein

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(5):26-37, May 19th, 2016.

Escalating pain is common in the final weeks of life, requiring skilled management to assist patients with a life-limiting illness. Using a cancer model, pharmacologic approaches to treat pain in the final weeks of life are reviewed. The purpose is to improve care of the dying and contribute toward the goal of a “good death.”

DIABETES MELLITUS


Adult diabetes mellitus: Thinking beyond type 2

Giese, Karla K.

The Nurse Practitioner. 41(5):40-45, May 19th, 2016.

Not all adults presenting with diabetes mellitus have type 2. NPs must become familiar with atypical presentations of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, as burgeoning diabetes caseloads, coupled with a shortage of endocrinologists, have created a critical need for expert-level diabetes care among NPs. Two case studies illustrate variations of adult-onset diabetes along with discussion and diagnostic clues.

MENTAL HEALTH