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Introducing palliative care

Author: Robert G Twycross
Publisher: Oxford : Radcliffe Medical Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Developed from the author's training programme that is used in many countries around the world, this manual is designed for professionals working with the terminally ill. The book covers the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twycross, Robert G.
Introducing palliative care.
Oxford : Radcliffe Medical Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606845797
Online version:
Twycross, Robert G.
Introducing palliative care.
Oxford : Radcliffe Medical Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608479162
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Twycross
ISBN: 1857753895 9781857753899
OCLC Number: 42004933
Description: xiv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 General topics: fatal statistics; palliative care; quality of life; specialist palliative care services; dying at home; ethical considerations; appropriate treatment; euthanasia; hope. Part 2 Psychosocial aspects of care: communication; breaking bad news; strategies for coping with uncertainty; psychological aspects of terminal illness; care of the relatives; spiritual care; religious and cultural needs; bereavement; children and bereavement. Part 3 Symptom management I: general principles; pain; pain management; use of analgesics; nonopioid analgesics; weak opioid analgesics; strong opioid analgesics; adjuvant analgesics; continuous subcutaneous infusions. Part 4 Symptom management II: alimentary symptoms; respiratory symptoms; urinary symptoms; other symptoms; secondary mental disorders. Part 5 Drug profiles: corticosteroids; antacids; diazepam; midazolam; haloperidol; hyosine; antimuscarinic effects. Part 6 Final thoughts: as death approaches; when all's said and done; professional carers have needs too.
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