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Lynn, Joanne 1951-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 9,528 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary television programs  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: R726.8, 362.175
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joanne Lynn
Handbook for mortals : guidance for people facing serious illness by Joanne Lynn( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the needs of the terminally ill, preparing for death, and coping with grief
By no extraordinary means : the choice to forgo life-sustaining food and water by Joanne Lynn( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving care for the end of life : a sourcebook for health care managers and clinicians by Joanne Lynn( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compilation of insights, advice, pointers, tools, and resources relies heavily on the stories of the four dozen teams who shared in a year-long collaboration to learn how to improve care at the end of life. Sponsored by the Center to Improve Care of the Dying and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, this "Breakthrough Series Collaborative" brought together teams from the nation's leading hospitals, hospices, and health care organizations. Each tackled a series of problems that were plaguing their patients. Led by Joanne Lynn and Andrea Kabcenell, the Breakthrough Series teams made changes in four critical areas: controlling pain and other symptoms; improving advance care planning; helping and comforting patients and families; and developing continuity of care. Nearly all made substantial improvements, and stories of successful changes highlight every chapter." "Concerned clinicians and others will find here an effective approach to improving symptom management and other areas of care, while those interested in reform will discover ways to promote and implement it. The book provides specific information on all major causes of death and describes opportunities for improving the quality of life for those affected by them."--Jacket
Sick to death and not going to take it anymore! : reforming health care for the last years of life by Joanne Lynn( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A good dying : shaping health care for the last months of life( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common sense guide to improving palliative care( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living well at the end of life : adapting health care to serious chronic illness in old age by Joanne Lynn( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-care deficits and a slowly dwindling course to death, which usually results from frailty or dementia. Effective and reliable care for persons coming to the end of life will require changes in the organization and financing of care to match these trajectories, as well as compassionate and skillful clinicians. (Available from the publisher or libraries holding the journal.)
Death and dying( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing the healer : recognizing and aiding the impaired physician( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In limited cases, medical treatments intended to correct malnutrition and dehydration may fail to benefit and may even harm some patients. In a series of case studies, Drs. Lynn and Berry outline useful decision-making procedures and provide guidelines for determining when to discuss discontinuation of artificial nutritional support with patients and their surrogate decision-makers
Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment (SUPPORT) and Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project (HELP), 1989-1997 by William J Knaus( )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of the SUPPORT and HELP projects was to improve decision-making in order to address the growing national concern over the loss of control that patients have near the end of life and to reduce the frequency of a mechanical, painful, and prolonged process of dying. SUPPORT comprised a two-year prospective observational study (Phase I) followed by a two-year controlled clinical trial (Phase II). Phase I of SUPPORT collected data from patients accessioned during 1989-1991 to characterize the care, treatment preferences, and patterns of decision-making among critically ill patients. It also served as a preliminary step for devising an intervention strategy for improving critically-ill patients' care and for the construction of statistical models for predicting patient prognosis and functional status. An intervention was implemented in Phase II of SUPPORT, which accessioned patients during 1992-1994. The Phase II intervention provided physicians with accurate predictive information on future functional ability, survival probability to six months, and patients' preferences for end-of-life care. Additionally, a skilled nurse was provided as part of the intervention to elicit patient preferences, provide prognoses, enhance understanding, enable palliative care, and facilitate advance planning. The intervention was expected to increase communication, resulting in earlier decisions to have orders against resuscitation, decrease time that patients spent in undesirable states (e.g., in the Intensive Care Unit, on a ventilator, and in a coma), increase physician understanding of patients' preferences for care, decrease patient pain, and decrease hospital resource use. Data collection in both phases of SUPPORT consisted of questionnaires administered to patients, their surrogates, and physicians, plus chart reviews for abstracting clinical, treatment, and decision info ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02957
End-of-life care and outcomes by Karl Lorenz( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidance for people facing serious illness by Joanne Lynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides equal measures of practical information, wise counsel and inspiring insight on the death and dying of family, friends and ourselves. Readers will learn what decisions they need to face and what choices are available to them
Interactive textbook on clinical symptom research( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symptom Research interactive clinical research textbook contains over 20 chapters on different aspects of clinical pain and symptom research
MediCaring communities : getting what we want and need in frail old age at an affordable cost by Joanne Lynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although people over 85 constitute the most rapidly growing part of the American population, little has been done to prepare for this aging population. The current "care system" developed around a different set of perspectives and demographic imperatives and it seriously fails to serve the needs and priorities of the frail elderly population now. This book proposes a reform of the elder care system, with the goal of providing appropriate services to the elderly at an affordable cost to them and society. The plan that is proposed is "Medicaring Communities," a process with six core components, each explained in a separate chapter. The following chapters fill in the details and lay out a strategy for how to implement this plan
A good dying : shaping health care for the last months of life( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who plays God? : [medicine, money, and ethics in American health care]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores a variety of life and death situations to illustrate the spectrum of highly controversial ethical decisions made daily in modern American medicine. The program looks at the decisions that underlie the use of health-care dollars. When is life support provided and stopped? Who gets the transplants, the best technology and treatment? Who lives longer and who does not? The program features five segments that portray choices concerning prolonged life support, the painful struggle of extremely premature babies, the allocation of organ transplants, the crises that accompany the inaccessibility of health insurance, and the often thwarted desire to die with dignity"--Container
The Medicare hospice payment system : a preliminary consideration of potential refinements( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent changes in the patient population and provision of care have generated interest in re-evaluating Medicare's per diem payment system for hospice. Given the limitations of the Medicare data with respect to patient-level resource utilization, the authors rely on visit data from a large national chain of hospice providers. The findings suggest that the hospice payment system reflects resource use and that available case mix adjusters would not substantially improve the system's performance. However, they also find that the per diem system could be adjusted to more accurately capture variation in costs within stays. Future data collection and analysis efforts should focus on more detailed and comprehensive measures of patient-level utilization and on patient characteristics that relate directly to necessary care
Cancer care quality measures : symptoms and end-of-life care by Karl Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is there a duty to die? : and other essays in bio-ethics by John Hardwig( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Casebook on the termination of life-sustaining treatment and the care of the dying by Joanne Lynn( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Handbook for mortals : guidance for people facing serious illness
Alternative Names
린, 조앤 1951-

Languages
English (101)

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By no extraordinary means : the choice to forgo life-sustaining food and waterImproving care for the end of life : a sourcebook for health care managers and cliniciansSick to death and not going to take it anymore! : reforming health care for the last years of lifeA good dying : shaping health care for the last months of lifeThe common sense guide to improving palliative careGuidance for people facing serious illnessA good dying : shaping health care for the last months of life