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Palliative medicine : evidence-based symptomatic and supportive care for patients with advanced cancer

Author: Roger Woodruff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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In this updated fourth edition of Palliative Care, Roger Woodruff draws extensively on recent research and new developments in treatment to survey the principles of palliative care and related  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodruff, Roger.
Palliative medicine.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607071749
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Woodruff
ISBN: 019551677X 9780195516777
OCLC Number: 54953655
Description: ix, 507 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Section One: An Introduction to Palliative Care 1. Palliative care 2. Principles of palliative care 3. Ethics in palliative care Section Two: Pain 4. Definition, classifications and causes 5. Factors that modify the perception of pain 6. Assessment of pain 7. Principles of treatment 8. Non-opioid analgesics 9. Opioid analgesics 10. Morphine 11. Other opioid analgesics 12. Adjuvant analgesics 13. Anaesthetic, neurolytic and neurosurgical procedures 14. Physical therapies 15. Psychological and psychosocial aspects of pain control 16. Anticancer therapy 17. Unrelieved pain Section Three: Other Physical Symptoms and Clinical Problems 18. Respiratory 19. Gastrointestinal 20. Genitourinary 21. Cardiovascular 22. Haematological 23. Musculoskeletal 24.Dermatological 25. Neurological 26. Psychiatric 27. Endocrine and metabolic 28. Constitutional 29. The side effects of anticancer therapy Section Four: Psychosocial Aspects of Care 30. Psychological issues 31. Social problems 32. Cultural factors 33. Spiritual or existential concerns 34. Grief and bereavement Section Five: Alternative and Complementary Medicine 35. Alternative and complementary therapies Section Six: AIDS 36. HIV infection and AIDS 37. HIV associated infections 38. HIV related cancer 39. Symptom control in AIDS 40. Palliative care for patients with AIDS
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