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Oxford textbook of palliative medicine

Author: Geoffrey W C Hanks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Following publication of the first edition in 1993, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine rapidly established itself as the definitive textbook on the subject. Each edition has received widespread critical acclaim, and the book is used across the world by the wide range of health care professionals involved in the care of patients with a terminal illness, or chronic, progressive conditions. Existing readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey W C Hanks
ISBN: 9780198570295 0198570295 9780199693146 0199693145
OCLC Number: 746879182
Notes: "First published in paperback 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 1666 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to the fourth edition: facing the challenges of continuity and change. 2. The worldwide status of palliative care : --
International progress in creating palliative medicine as a specialized discipline --
Lessons learned from hospice in the United States of America --
Providing palliative care in resource-poor countries --
Ensuring palliative medicine availability: the development of the IAHPC list of essential medicines for palliative care. 3. The challenge of palliative medicine : --
The problem of suffering and the principles of assessment in palliative medicine --
The epidemiology of the end-of-life experience --
Predicting survival in patients with advanced disease --
Palliative medicine and modern cancer care --
Barriers to the delivery of palliative care --
Defining a 'good death' --
Ethnic and cultural aspects of palliative medicine --
The economic challenges of palliative medicine. 4. The interdisciplinary team : --
The core team and the extended team --
Nursing and palliative care --
Social work in palliative medicine --
The role of the chaplain in palliative care --
The contribution of occupational therapy to palliative medicine --
The contribution of music therapy to palliative medicine --
The contribution of the dietitian and nutritionist to palliative medicine --
Physiotherapy in palliative care --
The contribution of speech and language therapy to palliative medicine --
The contribution of art therapy to palliative medicine --
The contribution of the stoma nurse specialist to palliative care --
The contribution of clinical psychology to palliative care --
The contribution of the clinical pharmacist in palliative care. 5. Ethical issues : --
Introduction --
Confidentiality --
Truth telling and consent --
Palliative care in children: ethical and legal issues --
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide --
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining care. 6. Communication and palliative medicine : --
Communication with the patient and family in palliative medicine --
Talking with families and children about the death of a parent --
Communication between professionals --
Communication with the public, politicians, and the media. 7. Research in palliative medicine : --
Research in palliative care --
The principles of evidence-based medicine --
Understanding clinical trials in palliative care research --
Qualitative research --
Research into psychosocial issues --
Ethical issues in palliative care research --
The measurement of pain and other symptoms --
Quality of life in palliative care- principles and practice --
Measurement of pain and other symptoms in the cognitively impaired --
Clinical and organizational audit and quality improvement in palliative medicine. 8. The principles of drug use in palliative medicine. 9. Disease-modifying management in advanced cancer : --
The medical treatment of cancer in palliative care --
Radiotherapy in symptom management --
The role of general surgery in the palliative care of patients with cancer --
The role of orthopaedic surgery in the palliative care of patients with cancer --
The role of interventional radiology in the palliative care of patients with cancer. 10. The management of common symptoms and disorders : --
The management of pain --
Gastrointestinal symptoms --
Weight loss in palliative medicine --
Fatigue and asthenia --
Clinical management of anaemia, cytopenias, and thrombosis in palliative medicine --
Pruritus and sweating in palliative medicine --
Skin problems in palliative medicine --
Genitourinary problems in palliative medicine --
Mouth care --
Endocrine and metabolic complications of advanced cancer --
Neurological problems in advanced cancer --
Sleep in palliative care --
Withdrawing life support: clinical advice for challenging scenarios --
Clinical management of bleeding complications. 11. Issues in specific neoplastic disease : --
Palliative medicine in malignant respiratory diseases --
Palliative issues in the care of patients with cancer of the head and neck -Primary brain tumours. 12. Palliative medicine in non-malignant disease : --
Palliative medicine in non-malignant disease --
HIV/AIDS in adults --
Palliative care in non-malignant, end-stage heart disease --
Palliative care in non-malignant neurological disorders --
Palliative medicine in end-stage renal failure --
Palliative medicine in intensive care. 13. Paediatric palliative medicine : --
Children in palliative medicine: an overview --
Pain control --
Symptom control in life-threatening illness in children --
Psychological adaptation of the dying child --
Bereavement issues and staff support. 14. Geriatric palliative medicine : --
Palliative medicine in dementia --
Palliative medicine in older adults. 15. Psychiatric, psychosocial, and spiritual issues in palliative medicine : --
Spiritual issues in palliative medicine --
The emotional problems of the patient in palliative medicine --
The family perspective --
The stress of professional caregivers --
Psychiatric symptoms in palliative medicine --
Bereavement. 16. Medical rehabilitation and the palliative care patient. 17. Complementary therapies in palliative medicine. 18. Palliative care in the home : --
Palliative care in the home: an overview --
Palliative care in the home: North America. 19. The terminal phase : --
The terminal phase --
Sedation in palliative medicine. 20. Education and training in palliative medicine : --
Introduction --
Postgraduate education in palliative medicine --
Education and training in palliative medicine: training specialists in palliative medicine --
The role of the humanities in palliative medicine --
Informatics in palliative medicine.
Other Titles: Textbook of palliative medicine
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey Hanks [and others].
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