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ABC of Palliative Care, 2nd Edition

ABC of Palliative Care, 2nd Edition

Marie Fallon (Editor), Geoffrey Hanks (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-13079-0

Oct 2006, BMJ Books

96 pages

In Stock

$59.95

Description

This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.

Contributors vi

Foreword viii

1 The principles of palliative care 1
Balfour Mount, Geoffrey Hanks, Lorna McGoldrick

2 The principles of control of cancer pain 4
Marie Fallon, Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan Cherny

3 Difficult pain 8
Lesley Colvin, Karen Forbes, Marie Fallon

4 Breathlessness, cough, and other respiratory problems 13
Carol Davis, Gillian Percy

5 Oral health in patients with advanced disease 17
Jeremy Bagg, Andrew Davies

6 Anorexia, cachexia, nutrition, and fatigue 21
Kenneth Fearon, Matthew Barber

7 Nausea and vomiting 25
Kathryn Mannix

8 Constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal obstruction 29
Nigel Sykes, Carla Ripamonti, Eduardo Bruera, Debra Gordon

9 Depression, anxiety, and confusion 36
Mari Lloyd-Williams

10 Emergencies 40
Stephen Falk, Colette Reid

11 The last 48 hours 44
James Adam

12 Palliative care for children 48
Ann Goldman

13 Communication 52
David Jeffrey

14 The carers 56
Julia Addington-Hall, Amanda Ramirez

15 Chronic non-malignant disease 59
Marie Fallon, Joanna Chambers, Francis Dunn, Raymond Voltz, Gian Borasio, Rob George, Roger Woodruff

16 Community palliative care 68
Keri Thomas

17 Bereavement 74
Marilyn Relf

18 Complementary therapies 78
Michelle Kohn, Jane Maher

Index 83

The famous ABC series, as serialised in the BMJ

  • Brand new edition pulling together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user friendly manner
  • Written by specialists and primary care workers
  • Common medical problems and pain relief are covered with clear guidance on normal and higher drug dosages
  • The important social and psychological aspects are dealt with in full, including quality of life