Oxford handbook of palliative care
OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PALLIATIVE CARE
- A concise, practical guide to all aspects of palliative care
- Revised and updated to include the latest guidelines and management options available
- Now with additional advice on the nursing aspects of palliative care
- Includes up-to-date drug formularies for palliative care medication, syringe drivers and paediatric drugs
New to this edition
- All sections have been thoroughly revised and updated
- Features new sections on international palliative care, self care and palliative care in acute situations
- Now with additional material on the use of antibiotics, research in palliative care, and quality of life issues.
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. Readership: Trainees in palliative medicine, specialist nurses, general practitioners and all health care professionals looking after patients with palliative care needs.
1. Ethical issues
2. Breaking bad news
3. Research in palliative care
4. Principles of drug use in palliative care
5. Oncology and palliative care
6. Symptom management
7. Paediatric palliative care
8. End of life care in non-malignant disease
9. Spiritual care
10. Contribution to palliative care of allied health professions
11. Complementary therapies in palliative care
12. Palliative care in the home
13. Hospital liaison palliative care
14. Palliative care for people with learning difficulties
15. Emergencies in palliative care
16. The terminal phase
18. Self care
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Northern Ireland Hospice