Palliative medicine is the medical care provided for people who have a life limiting illness or condition. It encompasses both the physical symptoms a person may experience but also the psychosocial, emotional, and ethical issues that may arise.
Now in its fourth edition, Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual walks clinicians through the management of the most common situations found in palliative medicine, from diagnosis and managing symptoms through to grief and bereavement. Using real patient case scenarios and an easy-to-read question and answer format, it gives students and medical professionals an accessible, evidence-based entryway to gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide high quality palliative and end of life care to patients and their families.
This new edition has been fully updated to cover the latest guidance, including new chapters dedicated to medical cannabis, opioids, grief and bereavement, and wider issues including palliative care in the community, structurally vulnerable populations, and public health.
Written by over 50 experienced palliative care clinicians and educators, this book will be a welcome guide for palliative care workers, medical and nursing students, and medical professionals of any specialty where palliative needs might arise.
1:Advance care planning and goals of care discussions, Jessica Simon and Jeff Myers
2:Opioids overview, Pippa Hawley
3:Somatic pain, Sharon Watanabe, Yoko Tarumi, and Megan Sellick
4:Visceral pain, Michael Downing
5:Neuropathic pain, Srini Chary, Susan MacDonald, Leonie Herx, and Anne Boyle
6:Dyspnea and lung disease, Danielle Kain, Susan MacDonald, and Shalini Nayar
7:Nausea and vomiting, Bernard J. Lapointe
8:Constipation, Tim Hiebert and Stefan Riel
9:Malignant bowel obstruction, Carl Bromwich
10:Anorexia-cachexia, Neil Macdonald and Vickie Baracos
11:Cancer fatigue, Martin Chasen and Ravi Bhargava
12:Delirium, Shirley H. Bush, Bruno Gagnon, and Peter G. Lawlor
13:Anxiety and depression, Madeline Li, Gilla K. Shapiro, and Gary Rodin
14:Grief and bereavement, Alexandra Farag
15:Wounds in advanced illness, Cheryl Hurley and Vincent Maida
16:Urological symptoms and complications in palliative care, José Pereira
17:Mouth care, Samir Azzaria, Marie-Andrée Fournier, and Mélanie Simard
18:Lymphedema, Anna Towers and Marie-Eve Letellier
19:The last days and hours, Dave Henderson and Leonie Herx
20:Continuous palliative sedation therapy (CPST), Leonie Herx
21:Radiation therapy: Advancing technologies, Crystal Hann, Anand Swaminath, and Jonathan Sussman
22:Chemotherapy, Rachel Rudney and Paul J. Daeninck
23:Palliative care in heart failure, Michael Slawnych
24:Neurological disorders, Tenille Gofton
25:Renal failure, Hasitha Welihinda
26:Cirrhosis and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, Tim Hiebert
27:Palliative care in the community, Anne Boyle and Dave Henderson
28:Palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU), Valerie N. Schultz and James Downar
29:Pediatric palliative care, Dave Lysecki and Christina Vadeboncoeur
30:Palliative care for structurally vulnerable populations (SVPs), Naheed Dosani and Anna Voeuk
31:Methadone, Pippa Hawley
32:Medical cannabis, Pippa Hawley and Vincent Maida
33:Interventional analgesic techniques, Philip Chan and Kelly Shinkaruk
34:Useful apps and websites, Stephen B. Singh
35:Response to suffering, Deborah Dudgeon, Leonie Herx, and Susan MacDonald
36:Public health palliative care, Denise Marshall and Doris Barwich
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