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Oxford American handbook of hospice and palliative medicine

Author: Eduardo Bruera; Sriram Yennurajalingam
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Oxford American handbooks.
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This handbook provides a source of information about the day to day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. Evidence based, topically focused content is supplemented by extensive tables and algorithms. The table of contents and balance of coverage follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Bruera; Sriram Yennurajalingam
ISBN: 9780195380156 0195380150
OCLC Number: 669754015
Description: xv, 488 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Definitions and key elements in palliative care --
2. Symptom assessment --
3. Clinical decision making --
4. Pain assessment and management --
5. Fatigue --
6. Cachexia --
7. Dehydration --
8. Anxiety and depression --
9. Sleep disturbance --
10. Chronic nausea and vomiting --
11. Constipation and bowel obstruction --
12. Delirium --
13. Clinical issues related to palliative sedation --
14. Dyspnea --
15. Emergencies in palliative care --
16. Other symptoms: xerostomia, hiccups, pruritis, pressure ulcers and wound care, lymphedema, and myoclonus --
17. Management of cancer treatment-related adverse effects --
18. Radiotherapy and palliative care --
19. Hospice approach to palliative care, including Medicare hospice benefit --
20. Psychosocial and cultural considerations in palliative care --
21. Spiritual issues in palliative care --
22. The palliative care team --
23. Family conference: role in palliative care --
24. Ethical aspects of palliative medicine.
Series Title: Oxford American handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of hospice and palliative medicine
Responsibility: edited by Sriram Yennurajalingam, Eduardo Bruera.
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