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Handbook of Palliative Care, 3rd Edition

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ISBN - 9781118065594
Autor(es) - Christina Faull, Sharon de Caestecker, Alex Nicholson, Fraser Black
Editora - Wiley-Blackwell
Ano de Edição - 2012
N º de Páginas - 392


The 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 it
•Guidance from UK and North American clinicians who are experts in their field
•Up-to-date overviews of medicine management and complementary medicine in palliative care
•Considerations of audit and ethical issues in palliative medicine
•New chapters tackling important issues like Choice, Equality, and Diversity; Dementia; and Advance Care Planning
•A thoroughly revised chapter on cancer complications including the latest on lymphoedema

Table of Contents

List of contributors, vii
Foreword, x
Preface to the Third Edition, xii
Acknowledgements, xv
List of Abbreviations, xvi

1 The context and principles of palliative care, 1
2 Palliative care in the community, 15
3 Public and patient involvement in palliative care, 29
4 Palliative care: choice, equality, and diversity, 42
5 Ethical issues in palliative care, 52
6 Communication skills in palliative care, 65
7 Adapting to death, dying, and bereavement, 81
8 Advance care planning, 93
9 Pain and its management, 109
10 The management of gastrointestinal symptoms and advanced liver disease, 139
11 The management of respiratory symptoms and advanced COPD, 160
12 Managing complications of cancer, 184
13 Palliative care for people with progressive neurological disorders, 207
14 Palliative care for people with HIV infection and AIDS, 218
15 Palliative care for children, 231
16 Palliative care for adolescents and young adults, 247
17 Palliative care for people with advanced dementia, 257
18 Palliative care in advanced heart disease, 265
19 Palliative care in advanced renal disease, 279
20 Pressure ulcer care and the management of malignant wounds, 289
21 Terminal care and dying, 295
22 The syringe driver and medicines management in palliative care, 323
23 Complementary approaches to palliative cancer care, 340
24 Spirituality in palliative care, 356
Index, 365

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