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Palliative medicine

Author: Declan Walsh
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a physician, you struggle every day to make your patients as comfortable as possible in the face of physically and psychologically devastating circumstances. This new reference equips you with all of today's best international approaches for meeting these complex and multifaceted challenges. It brings you the world's most comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of your field. You'll find the answers to the most  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Declan Walsh
ISBN: 9780323035835 0323035833 9780323056748 0323056741 9780323040211 0323040217
OCLC Number: 173659612
Description: xl, 1475 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Principles. A. Palliative medicine; B. Psychosocial care; C. Bioethics; D. Education; E. Research; F. Administration; G. Quality; H. Health professions, family and volunteers --
Part II. The patient. A. Patient evaluation; B. Investigations; C. Co-morbidities; D. Complications of advanced disease; E. Infections; F. Procedures and devices; G. Nutriton; H. Communication; I. Decision making --
Part III. Drugs and symptoms. A. Drugs; B. Symptom control; C. Care of the imminently dying; D. Complementary and alternative medicines --
Part IV. Palliative care and general medicines. A. Complex illnesses; B. Nervous system and musculoskeletal disorders; C. Pediatrics; D. Geriatrics; E. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome --
Part V. Palliative medicine in cancer. A. Cancer; B. Complications; C. Cancer-related syndromes; D. Antitumor therapy; E. Cancer pain.
Responsibility: [edited by] Declan Walsh [and others].
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