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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0199693145

ISBN-13: 9780199693146

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan I. Cherny, Nicholas A. Christakis, Marie Fallon, Stein Kaasa

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List price: $160.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1704
Size: 8.62" wide x 10.87" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 9.086

Geoffrey Hanks graduated from University College London with a BSc in anatomy and qualified in medicine in 1970. He has been working in palliative medicine since 1979, initially as a research fellow with Robert Twycross in Oxford. For almost 10 years he was consultant physician in charge of the palliative care units at the Royal Marsden Hospitals, London and Sutton, and honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London, and St Bartholomew's Hospital Department of Clinical Pharmacology. He was appointed to the first Chair of Palliative Medicine in the UK in the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals, University of London, and was appointed Professor of Palliative Medicine in the University of Bristol in 1993. Positions held include Chairman of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Development Group of the National Cancer Research Institute in the UK and Chairman of the National NHS Cancer Research & Development Commissioning Group. Nathan Cherny is an Australian born, Israeli oncologist and palliative medicine physician. He holds the Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem Israel. Prof Cherny graduated in medicine at Monash University Medical School in 1983 and then completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians attaining specialist recognition in both Oncology and Palliative Medicine. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 1994 Dr Cherny moved to Israel where he helped establish the Oncology and Palliative Medicine Unit at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He continues to head that Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service, and, in addition, he continues to practice general oncology. Since 2008 he has been the chairman or the ESMO Palliative Care Working Group. Stein Kaasa is considered to be the leading figure in European palliative care. He is a specialist in medical oncology, radiotherapy, and palliative medicine. Since 1993, he has been the Director of the Palliative Medicine Unit at Trondheim University Hospital, Norway, and Professor of Palliative medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is also chairman of the Unit for Applied Clinical Research and the Institute of Environmental Medicine at NTNU, and Chairman of the Program for Research on Alternative Medicine of the Norwegian Research Council. He was responsible for the development of the core curriculum at the medical school of the NTNU. He is the current President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and serves on the editorial board of several journals including Progress in Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Russell Portenoy is Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He is Chief Medical Officer of Beth Israel's Continuum Hospice Care/The Jacob Perlow Hospice, and Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Portenoy is president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a past president of the American Pain Society. He is the recipient of the Wilbert Fordyce Award for Lifetime Excellence in Clinical Investigation and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pain Society, the Founder's Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the Bonica Award from the Eastern Pain Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Foundation and chairs various other forums and committees. Nicholas A. Christakis is an internist and social scientist who conducts research on social factors that affect health, health care, and longevity. He is a Professor of Medical Sociology

Introduction
Introduction
The worldwide status of palliative care
International progress in creating palliative medicine as a specialized discipline
Lessons learned from hospice in the United States of America
Providing palliative care in resource-poor countries
IAHPC list of the essential medicines for palliative care
The challenge of palliative medicine
The problem of suffering and the principles of assessment in palliative medicine
The epidemiology of death and symptoms
Predicting survival in patients with advanced disease
Palliative medicine and modern cancer care
Fiona Graham, Suresh Kumar and David Clark: Barriers to the delivery of palliative care
Karen Steinhauser and James Tulsky: Defining a good death
Jonathan Koffman and La Cultural aspects of palliative medicine
The economic challenges of palliative medicine
The interdisciplinary team
The core team and the extended team
Nursing and palliative care
Social work in palliative care
The role of the chaplain in palliative care
Occupational therapy in palliative care
Music therapy in palliative care
The dietician and nutritionist in palliative care
Physiotherapy in palliative care
Alison Mac
Donald and Linda Armstrong: Speech and language therapy in palliative care
Art therapy in palliative care
The contribution of stoma nurse specialist to palliative care
Clinical psychology in palliative care
The clinical pharmacist in palliative care
Ethical issues
Introduction
Confidentiality
Truth-telling and consent
Palliative medicine in children: ethical and legal issues
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining therapy
Communication and palliative medicine
Communication with the patient and family in palliative medicine
Talking with families and children about the death of a parent
Communication with professionals
Communication with the public, policy makers and the media
Research in palliative medicine
Research in palliative care: getting started
The principles of evidence-based medicine
Clinical trials in palliative care
Qualitative research
Research into psychosocial issues
Ethical issues in palliative care research
Measurement of pain and other symptoms
Quality of life measurement in palliative medicine - principles and practice
Measurement of pain and other symptoms in the cognitively impaired
Clinical and organisational audit and quality improvement in palliative medicine
Principles of drug use in palliative medicine
Principles of drug use in palliative medicine
Disease modifying management in advanced cancer
The medical treatment of cancer in palliative care
Radiotherapy in symptom management
The role of general surgery in the palliative care of patients with cancer
The role of orthopaedic surgery in the palliative care of patients with cancer
The role of interventional radiology in the palliative care of patients with cancer
The management of Common Symptoms and Disorders
The management of pain
Pathophysiology of pain in cancer and other terminal diseases
Pain assessment and cancer pain syndromes
Neuropathic pain
Cancer induced bone pain
Breakthrough pain
Opioid analgesic therapy
Non-opioid analgesics
Adjuvant analgesics in pain management
Injections, neural blockade, and implant therapies for pain control
The role of surgical neuroablation for pain control
Treating pain with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Acupuncture
Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control
Gastro-intestinal symptoms
Palliation of nausea and vomiting
Dysphagia, dyspepsia and hiccup
Constipation and diarrhoea
Pathophysiology and management of malignant bowel obstruction
Jaundice, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy
Weight loss in palliative medicine
Classification and pathophysiology of the anorexia/cachexia syndrome
Classification, clinical assessment and treatment of the anorexia-cachexia syndrome.
Fatigue and asthenia
Fatigue and asthenia
Clinical management of anaemia, cytopenias and thrombosis in palliative medicine
Clinical management of anaemia, cytopenias and thrombosis in palliative medicine
Pruritus and sweating in palliative medicine
Pruritus and sweating in palliative medicine
Skin problems in palliative medicine
Medical aspects
Nursing aspects
Lymphoedema
Genito-urinary problems in palliative medicine
Genito-urinary problems in palliative medicine
Mouth care
Mouth care
Endocrine and metabolic complications of advanced cancer
Endocrine and metabolic complications of advanced cancer
Neurological problems in advanced cancer
Neurological problems in advanced cancer
Sleep in palliative care
Sleep in palliative care
Withdrawing life support - clinical advice for challenging scenarios
Withdrawing life support - clinical advice for challenging scenarios
Clinical management of bleeding complications
Clinical management of bleeding complications
Issues in specific neoplastic disease
Palliative medicine in malignant respiratory diseases
Head and neck cancer
Brain tumours
Palliative medicine in non-malignant disease
Introduction
AIDS in adults
Palliative medicine and non-malignant, end-stage respiratory disease
Palliative medicine for patients with end-stage heart disease
Palliative medicine in non-malignant neurological disorders
Palliative medicine in end-stage renal failure
Palliative medicine in intensive care
Paediatric palliative medicine
Special consideration for children in palliative medicine
Paediatric pain control
Symptom control in life-threatening illness in children
Psychological adaptation of the dying child
Bereavement issues and staff support when caring for children
Geriatric palliative medicine
Palliative medicine in dementia
Palliative medicine and care of the elderly
Psychiatric, psychosocial and spiritual issues in palliative medicine
Sprititual issues in palliative medicine
The emotional problems of the patient in palliative medicine
The family perspective
The stress of professional caregivers
Psychiatric symptoms in palliative medicine
Bereavement
Rehabilitation in palliative medicine
Rehabilitation in palliative medicine
Complementary therapies in palliative medicine
Complementary therapies in palliative medicine
Palliative medicine in the home
Palliative medicine in the home: an overview
Palliative medicine in the home: North America
The terminal phase
The terminal phase
Sedation in palliative medicine
Education and training in palliative medicine
Introduction
Postgraduate education in palliative medicine
Training specialists in palliative medicine
The role of the humanities in palliative medicine
Informatics and palliative medicine