Palliative Medicine: A Case-Based Manual

Item Information
Item#: 9780198837008
Edition 04
Author Macdonald, Et Al.
Cover Paperback

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.

Table of Contents
1. Jessica Simon and Jeff Myers: Advance care planning and goals of care discussions 2. Pippa Hawley: Opioids overview 3. Sharon Watanabe, Yoko Tarumi, and Megan Sellick: Somatic pain 4. Michael Downing: Visceral pain 5. Srini Chary, Susan MacDonald, Leonie Herx, and Anne Boyle: Neuropathic pain 6. Danielle Kain, Susan MacDonald, and Shalini Nayar: Dyspnea and lung disease 7. Bernard J. Lapointe: Nausea and vomiting 8. Tim Hiebert and Stefan Riel: Constipation 9. Carl Bromwich: Malignant bowel obstruction 10. Neil Macdonald and Vickie Baracos: Anorexia-cachexia 11. Martin Chasen and Ravi Bhargava: Cancer fatigue 12. Shirley H. Bush, Bruno Gagnon, and Peter G. Lawlor: Delirium 13. Madeline Li, Gilla K. Shapiro, and Gary Rodin: Anxiety and depression 14. Alexandra Farag: Grief and bereavement 15. Cheryl Hurley and Vincent Maida: Wounds in advanced illness 16. Jose Pereira: Urological symptoms and complications in palliative care 17. Samir Azzaria, Marie-Andree Fournier, and Melanie Simard: Mouth care 18. Anna Towers and Marie-Eve Letellier: Lymphedema 19. Dave Henderson and Leonie Herx: The last days and hours 20. Leonie Herx: Continuous palliative sedation therapy (CPST) 21. Crystal Hann, Anand Swaminath, and Jonathan Sussman: Radiation therapy: Advancing technologies 22. Rachel Rudney and Paul J. Daeninck: Chemotherapy 23. Michael Slawnych: Palliative care in heart failure 24. Tenille Gofton: Neurological disorders 25. Hasitha Welihinda: Renal failure 26. Tim Hiebert: Cirrhosis and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract 27. Anne Boyle and Dave Henderson: Palliative care in the community 28. Valerie N. Schultz and James Downar: Palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU) 29. Dave Lysecki and Christina Vadeboncoeur: Pediatric palliative care 30. Naheed Dosani and Anna Voeuk: Palliative care for structurally vulnerable populations (SVPs) 31. Pippa Hawley: Methadone 32. Pippa Hawley and Vincent Maida: Medical cannabis 33. Philip Chan and Kelly Shinkaruk: Interventional analgesic techniques 34. Stephen B. Singh: Useful apps and websites 35. Deborah Dudgeon, Leonie Herx, and Susan MacDonald: Response to suffering 36. Denise Marshall and Doris Barwich: Public health palliative care