Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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This handbook provides an easily navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. Succinct, evidence-based, topically focused content is supplemented by extensive tables and algorithms. The table of contents and balance of coverage follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of students, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. An expert team of clinicians, led by world renowned Eduardo Bruera, address approach to care; psychosocial and spiritual issues; impending death; grief and bereavement; assessment and management of pain; management of non-pain symptoms such as nausea, dyspnea, depression, insomnia, and bleeding; communication and team work; and ethical and legal decision making.show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 99.06 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195380150
  • 9780195380156
  • 651,490

About Eduardo Bruera

EB: Professor and Chair, Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TexasSY: Assistant Professor, Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texasshow more

Table of contents

1. Definitions and Key Elements in Palliative Care ; 2. Symptom Assessment ; 3. Clinical Decision Making ; 4. Pain Assessment and Management ; 5. Fatigue ; 6. Cachexia ; 7. Dehydration ; 8. Anxiety and Depression ; 9. Sleep Disturbance ; 10. Chronic Nausea ; 11. Constipation and Bowel Obstruction ; 12. Delirium ; 13. Palliative Sedation ; 14. Dyspnea/Breathlessness ; 15. Emergencies in Palliative Care ; 16. Other Symptoms including Xerostomia, Hiccups, Pruritis, Pressure Ulcers/Wound Care, Lymphedema, and Myoclonus ; 17. Management of Cancer Treatment Related Adverse Effects ; 18. Radiotherapy and Palliative Care ; 19. Hospice Approach to Palliative Care, Including Medicare Hospice Benefit ; 20. Psychosocial and Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care ; 21. Spiritual Issues in Palliative Care ; 22. The Palliative Care Team ; 23. Family Conference: Role in Palliative Care ; 24. Ethical Aspects of Palliative Medicine ; 25. Prognostication in Palliative Care ; 26. Frequent Pharmacological Interactions in Palliative Care ; 27. Pediatric Palliative Care ; 28. Palliation in the Care of Older Adults ; 29. Palliative Care in End-Stage Heart Failure ; 30. Palliative Care in End-Stage Liver Disease ; 31. Renal Palliative Care ; 32. Palliative Care in Patients with AIDS ; 33. Palliative Care in End-Stage Neurological Disease ; 34. Palliative Care in End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ; 35. Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ; 36. Research in Terminally Ill Patients ; 37. Prevention and Management, Burnout in Health Care Providersshow more

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I feel that the overall approach allows diverse topics to be presented in different ways that will engage a variety of readers with dissimilar needs, such as the luxury of time to reflect or the more immediate need for urgent clinical data delivered quickly. International Jounral of Palliative Medicine This handbook provides an easily navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. Succinct, evidence-based, topically focused content is supplemented by extensive tables and algorithms.This is and ideal resource and reference for residents, healthcre professionals, and nurse practitioners managing patients who access hospice end-of-life care.show more

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