ABC of Palliative Care by Marie FallonABC of Palliative Care by Marie Fallon

ABC of Palliative Care

EditorMarie Fallon, Geoffrey Hanks

Paperback | October 6, 2006

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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.
Marie Fallon, St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Geoffrey Hanks, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Title:ABC of Palliative CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 11.7 × 8.3 × 0.22 inPublished:October 6, 2006Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405130792

ISBN - 13:9781405130790

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Table of Contents

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