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Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Format:  Vinyl-bound,

1035 pages

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Publish Date: Jun 2009

ISBN-13: 9780199234356

ISBN-10: 0199234353

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The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care covers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients. This new edition is revised throughout, with an additional emphasis on the nursing aspects of Palliative Care. The authors have included new sections on international palliative care, self care and liaison palliative care in acute hospitals. There is also extended material on the use of antibiotics, palliative care research and quality of life issues. The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care continues to be an invaluable resource for all health professionals working with adults, children and families with palliative care needs.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: Jun 2009
ISBN-13: 9780199234356
ISBN-10: 0199234353
Format: Vinyl-bound
Number of Pages: 1035
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 1.6 x 7.2

Chapter outline

Introduction
Ethical issues
Breaking bad news
Research in palliative care
Principles of drug use in palliative care
Oncology and palliative care
Symptom management
Paediatric palliative care
End of life care in non-malignant disease
Spiritual care
Contribution to palliative care of allied health professions
Complementary therapies in palliative care
Palliative care in the home
Hospital liaison palliative care
Palliative care for people with learning difficulties
Emergencies in palliative care
The terminal phase
Bereavement
Self care
Miscellaneous

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The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Carecovers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients.

This new edition is revised throughout, with an additional emphasis on the nursing aspects of Palliative Care. The authors have included new sections on international palliative care, self care and liaison palliative care in acute hospitals. There is also extended material on the use of antibiotics, palliative care research and quality of life issues.

The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Carecontinues to be an invaluable resource for all health professionals working with adults, children and families with palliative care needs.

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