Palliative Care Perspectives
Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and many years of teaching, Dr. Hallenbeck has written a guide to palliative care for clinicians. Topics addressed range from an overview of death and dying to specific approaches to symptom management. As an introduction to both the art and science of palliative care, this book reflects the perspectives of one physician who has dedicated his career to this rapidly evolving field. the book links real stories of illness with practical advice, thereby delineating clinical practice in a way that reflects the daily concerns of clinicians.
- Electronic book text | 251 pages
- 01 Dec 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"Although brief in length, this compassionate guide to core topics in palliative care presents an abundance of useful material that will be appreciated by both physicians and non-physicians...Written with the finely tuned phrasing of a poet who can capture the most complicated and multilayered concepts in the briefest of sentences...'There is a time in this process when words do no justice, I think of this as the "sacred silence." This silence opens a space in which the living join the dead, together in the mystery of life and death, becoming and unbecoming.'(p.186)"--Elizabeth Balsam Hart, M.D., Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Journal of Palliative Medicine