Oxford Handbook Of Palliative Care

Item Information
Item#: 9780198745655
Edition 03
Author Watson, Et Al.
Cover Paperback

The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care returns for a third edition, maintaining the concise yet comprehensive format suited to the busy practitioner for quick access to key information, and fully updated to reflect changes in the palliative care landscape. Featuring an increased emphasis on non-malignant diseases such as dementia, this authoritative text combines evidence-based care with the bedside experience of experienced palliative care professionals to give the reader a complete overview of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of care for the end-of-life patient. Symptom management is covered in detail, with updated formulary tables and syringe driver protocols, and a new chapter on international perspectives to broaden the reader's perception of methods for delivering end-of-life care. The third edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care is the essential companion for all of those working with adults, children, and families with palliative care needs, in both hospital and community settings.

Table of Contents
1. Ethical issues and the person in the patient 2. Communication in palliative care 3. Research in palliative care 4. Quality of life 5. Principles of drug use in palliative care 6. Oncology and palliative care 7. Palliative care and haematology 8. Pain management 9. Gastrointestinal symptoms 10. Respiratory symptoms 11. Genitourinary symptoms 12. Skin problems in palliative care 13. Neurological problems in advanced cancer 14. Palliation of head and neck cancer 15. Endocrine and metabolic complications of advanced cancer 16. Paediatrics 17. Heart failure 18. Renal failure 19. HIV and palliative care 20. Dementia and frailty 21. Palliative care in non-malignant neurological disease 22. Psychiatric symptoms in palliative care 23. Spiritual care 24. The contribution to palliative care of allied health professions 25. Complementary and alternative medicine 26. Population based end of life care 27. Hospital liaison 28. Palliative and end of life care for people with learning disabilities 29. Emergencies 30. Terminal phase 31. Bereavement 32. Self care for health professionals 33. Access to palliative care - international perspectives 34. Miscellaneous