Palliative Care Perspectives

Palliative Care Perspectives

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Dr. Hallenbeck has written a guide for clinicians who want an introduction to palliative care that addresses "big picture" issues as well as provides specific, practical advice. Topics addressed range from an overview of death and dying in the modern world to discussions of pain and symptom management, communication techniques and palliative care consults.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195165780
  • 9780195165784
  • 859,253

Review quote

This book is an insightful attempt by one palliative care physician to make sense of certain aspects of palliative care via stories . . . Each chapter draws the reader into a new conversation with Dr Hallenbeck, whose informal style of writing and honest use of the self is both endearing and engaging. His extensive clinical experience and expertise as a palliative care physician and educator is evident throughout this book. He provides well-referenced evidence and appropriate real life stories, with clear and simple explanations and practical suggestions to complex clinical problems, capturing the underlying guiding principles and morals in useful 'Palliative care notes'. * International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol 10, No 4 * This is not a palliative care treatment manual, but a discussion of palliative care that is both insightful and clinically practical. It will be particularly useful as an introduction for doctors and nurses coming to the field of palliative care, but will also be valuable to more experienced practitioners to ponder and to use in their teaching. * IAHPC Website *show more

Table of contents

1. Death and dying in modern times ; 2. Dying trajectories and prognostication ; 3. Symptom management - overview ; 4. Pain management ; 5. Non-pain symptom management ; 6. Special therapeutic issues: hydration, nutrition and antibiotics in end-of-life care ; 7. Psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care ; 8. Communication ; 9. Working the system and making a difference ; 10. Palliative care consults ; 11. The final forty-eight hoursshow more

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