"useful and easy to read ... This book is refreshingly different. The highly experienced editors have brought together over 150 authors, largely from North America and Western Europe, to produce a remarkably cohesive text ... I would definitely recommend this textbook as an addition to any library, although it is a significant investment."
—Dr Fiona Hicks, Palliative Medicine
"To a large degree, this internationally authored, comprehensive, 1100-page book has done and admirable job of reflecting the depth and complexity of the field. More than most medical textbooks, the Textbook of Palliative Medicine deal with organizational, educational, and research topics ... Palliative medicine specialists will find this to be a superb reference material for the provision of compassionate care for patients with serious illness and their families. Every medical school and hospice should have a copy of this book."
—Journal of the American Medical Association
Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind.
With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team
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Descripción CRC Press, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0340966246
Descripción CRC Press, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110340966246
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 1024 pages. 10.79x8.43x2.52 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __0340966246
Descripción CRC Press, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART 1 The development of palliative medicine in: the UK and Ireland Europe Canada The USA Latin America Africa Australia and New Zealand Asia Palliative care versus palliative medicine Palliative care as a public heath issue The future of palliative medicinePART 2 Principles of bioethics Ethics DignityPART 3 Dying in different cultures Palliative care global initiativesPART 4 Undergraduate Graduate Postgraduate and continuing education Public educationPART 5 Challenges of research The patient population Research designs Outcomes Ethics in research Practical tips for successful research Audit and quality improvementPART 6 Standards of care The engineering of organizational change Financial issues in the delivery of palliative care Organization and support of the multiprofessional / interdisciplinary team Needs assessment for patient care The palliative care consult team Models for palliative care delivery Home care Day hospitals Inpatient hospices The palliative care unit Combined care modelsPART 7 Patient assessment Tools for pain and symptom assessment Quality of life assessmentPART 8 The pathophysiology of chronic pain Causes andamp; mechanisms of pain Opioid analgesics The assessment and management of opioid side effects Adjuvant analgesic drugs Alternative routes for systemic opiod delivery Epidural andamp; intrathecal administration Topical administration of analgesics Non-pharmacological and non-invasive management of pain Pain in children Pain in the elderly Neuropathic pain Bone pain Incidental pain Somatization and pain expression Pain in patients with alcohol and drug dependencePART 9 Pathophysiology of anorexia-cachexia Nutritional and phamacological management of cachexia Nausea/vomiting Constipation/diarrhea Ascites Jaundice Bowel obstruction The endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal symptomsPART 10 The pathophysiology of fatigue Assessment of fatigue The role of physical function on fatigue The treatment of fatiguePART 11 Dyspnea Other respiratory symptomsPART 12 Depression/anxiety Confusion/delirium Sleeping disorders Counseling HopePART 13 Dehydration and re-hydration Fever and sweating Pruritus Infections Pressure ulcers and wounds Mouth care Fistulas The assessment and management of lymphedemaPART 14 Hypercalcemia Hemorrhage Spinal cord compression Superior venacava syndrome Seizures Acute pain syndromes SuicidePART 15 Radiotherapy Chemotherapy Physical medicine and rehabilitation Integrative and alternative medicine AIDS Neurological diseases Congestive heart failure andamp; other causes of terminal heart disease Palliative care in children Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease andamp; other terminal respiratory conditions Other infectious diseases Practical aspects of palliative care delivery in the developing world Prognostic indicators of survival Palliative sedationPART 16 Physiotherapy and occupational therapy Stress andamp; burnout in health care givers Communication in palliative care Spiritual care Family care Advanced directives Bereavement Children of palliative care patients. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0340966246
Descripción CRC Press, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0340966246