This concise book offers an engaging case-based approach to palliative care. Experts in the field provide the essential aspects of daily practice with real cases presented as forums for the discussion of the complexities and practicalities of palliative treatment.
Clearly structured, each chapter opens with bullet points highlighting the most relevant aspects of the case and points for discussion. Covering the full range of symptoms from cardiac care to pain management to wound healing, the vital elements of management are put into context through insightful dissections of history, examination, and goals of care. Each chapter concludes with a section on further reading.
Palliative Care: a Case-based Guide provides the clinician with a crucial set of skills to address the challenging issues related to communication and symptom management. Care-oriented and practical, this book is ideal for all health care professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care to end-of-life patients.
From the reviews: "Hardly any comprehensive geriatrician finds himself completely comfortable in dealing with an incurable malady and dealing with its sufferer's questions as well as in comforting expected survivors; but that therapist can find substantial help in this tiny, easy-to-read discussion of cases involving all of those problems. ... The presentation is clearly well thought-out with the highlights clearly emphasized. ... Crucial skills made available by the contributors can help the therapist become truly comprehensive." (William H. Wehrmacher, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, June, 2011)
|Global Palliative Care Issues||p. 1|
|Palliative Care Communication Issues||p. 7|
|Nutritional Palliative Care Issues||p. 13|
|Psychiatric Palliative Care Issues||p. 19|
|Cardiac Palliative Care Issues||p. 29|
|Pulmonary Palliative Care Issues||p. 37|
|GI Palliative Care Issues||p. 43|
|Palliative Pain Issues||p. 51|
|Palliative Wound and Skin Issues||p. 63|
|Issues in the Last Hours||p. 73|
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Series: Current Clinical Oncology
Number Of Pages: 87
Published: 1st June 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.148