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Handbook of Palliative Care

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ISBN-10: 111806559X

ISBN-13: 9781118065594

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Christina Faull, Sharon de Caestecker, Alex Nicholson, Fraser Black

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A Practical and Comprehensive Introduction to the Field of Palliative Medicine"This is not so much a handbook of palliative care as the handbook of palliative care." —Palliative MedicineThe Third Edition of the BMA's 1999 Medical Book of the Year provides valuable insights into the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative care. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in palliative care no matter what the setting—be it hospital, hospice, or community.Handbook of Palliative Care, Third Edition provides the what, how, and why of palliative care, helping providers follow best practices developed by specialists and supported by available research. It handily combines clinical practice and theoretical concepts in a succinct format, making the latest knowledge easy to find and apply.The Third Edition provides:Comprehensive and authoritative information as well as thorough detail on how to apply itGuidance from UK and North American clinicians who are experts in their fieldUp-to-date overviews of medicine management and complementary medicine in palliative careConsiderations of audit and ethical issues in palliative medicineNew chapters tackling important issues like Choice, Equality, and Diversity; Dementia; and Advance Care PlanningA thoroughly revised chapter on cancer complications including the latest on lymphoedemaThis Third Edition of Handbook of Palliative Care is the book for doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, social workers, family members, and anyone involved with or providing palliative care. The First Edition was the winner of the 1999 BMA Medical Book of the Year Prize.
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Book details

List price: $50.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
The context and principles of palliative care
Palliative care in the community
Public and patient involvement in palliative care
Palliative care: choice, equality, and diversity
Ethical issues in palliative care
Communication skills in palliative care
Adapting to death, dying, and bereavement
Advance care planning
Pain and its management
The management of gastrointestinal symptoms and advanced liver disease
The management of respiratory symtpoms and advanced COPD
Managing complications of cancer
Palliative care for people with progressive neurological disorders
Palliative care for people with HIV infection and AIDS
Palliative care for children
Palliative care for adolescents and young adults
Palliative care for people with advanced dementia
Palliative care in advanced heart disease
Palliative care in advanced renal disease
Pressure ulcer care and the management of malignant wounds
Terminal care and dying
The syringe driver and medicines management in palliative care
Complementary approaches to palliative cancer care
Spirituality in palliative care
Index