Topics in Palliative Care, Volume 1
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Palliative care, which focuses on the management of phenomena that produce discomfort and otherwise undermine the quality of life of patients with incurable medical disorders, is a clinical specialty that is just beginning to define itself in the United States. This first volume in the Topics in Palliative Care series will discuss palliative care topics, such as pharmacotherapy of pain, adjustments to cancer, management of delirium, and gastrointestinal disorders.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 27.9mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195102444
  • 9780195102444

About Russell K. Portenoy

Russell K. Portenoy, M.D., is Co-Chief, Pain and Palliative Care Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also Associate Professor of Neurology at Cornell University Medical College, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.Eduardo Bruera, M.D., is Professor of Oncology, Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Palliative Care, and the Director of the Palliative Care Program at the Grey Nuns Community Health Center and the Cross Cancer Institute.show more

Table of contents

PART I: DELIRIUM IN CANCER PATIENTS ; PART II: GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED CANCER ; PART III: ADVANCES IN THE PHARMACOTHERAPY OF PAIN ; PART IV: NORMAL ADJUSTMENTS TO CANCERshow more

Review quote

Each topic comprises a clear introduction followed by three or four chapters on a specific issue. Few will read this volume without developing new ideas for research and audit. Those more interested in clinical issues will find much to satisfy them... those with an interest in evidence-based palliative care as opposed to 'fashion-based' care will find plenty to satisfy them. * Palliative Medicine *show more