Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

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The definitive Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, now in its fifth edition, has again been thoroughly updated to offer a truly global perspective in this field of extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness.

Updated to include new sections devoted to assessment tools, care of patients with cancer, and the management of issues in the very young and the very old, this leading textbook covers all the new and emerging topics since its original publication in 1993. In addition, the multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book, covering areas from ethical and communication issues, the treatment of symptoms and the management of pain.

This fifth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is dedicated to the memory of Professor Geoffrey Hanks, pioneer in the field of palliative medicine, and co-editor of the previous four editions. Winner in the Medicine category of the British Medical Association Book Awards, this is a truly comprehensive text, no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medical library should be without this essential source of information.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1280 pages
  • 213 x 272 x 45mm | 3,444g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 54 line drawings, and 72 black and white photographs
  • 0198810253
  • 9780198810254
  • 27,178

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Updated, well organised, and the coverage is good [...] I think it remains the best book on palliative medicine on the market. * Roger Woodruff; Hospicecare.com, January 2016 * This is an expertly informed text that remains authoritative and detailed. Seeing all these chapter titles in print also illustrates how broad palliative care is, providing a useful reminder of how many different areas and topics are part of its practice [...] Those new to the book will find what the editors hope to have created: an authoritative reference text with a global perspective on the field. * Guy Schofield, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College, London; in the European Journal of Palliative Care, Vol 23, No. 1 (2016) * This book is an excellent resource, full with information from leaders in the field of palliative medicine [...] An essential textbook for all professionals working within the palliative care arena. * Helen Reeves, Clinical Nurse Manager, St Giles Walsall Hospice, Nursing Times * Featured as an essential purchase on Doody's Core Titles List for 2018
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About Nathan Cherny

Nathan Cherny is Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Nathan is also Director of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel.

Marie Fallon is the St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and is an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Stein Kaasa is Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), Norway.

Russell K. Portenoy is Chief Medical Officer and Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, New York, and Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.

David C. Currow is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Service at the Flinders Centre for Clinical Change, Flinders University, Australia.
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