Drugs in Palliative Care by Andrew Dickman

Drugs in Palliative Care

byAndrew Dickman

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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While palliative care has adopted a holistic approach to treatment, medication driven symptom management ostensibly forms the critical aspect of care. Pharmacological therapy can be extremely complex because these patients often have coexisting medical conditions in addition to symptoms causedby their terminal disease. The resulting polypharmacy can be daunting for professionals and can negatively impact on effectiveness of care.Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Drugs in Palliative Care is a detailed yet concise handbook that will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. Divided into three sections it begins with an overview ofpharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 160 monographs of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format.

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Andrew Dickman is a Consultant Pharmacist at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Marie Curie Hospice in Liverpool. He is also a project lead at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, University of Liverpool. Andrew is the co-author several books, including the Syringe Driver, the Palliative Care Formulary (PCF2) and Chronic Pain,...
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Title:Drugs in Palliative CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660395

ISBN - 13:9780199660391

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations1. Clinical pharmacology overviewIntroductionPharmacokineticsPharmacodynamicsPharmacogeneticsDrug interactions2. Prescribing guidanceUnlicensed use of medicinesLegal categories of medicinesIndependent prescribing - palliative care issuesTravelling abroad with medicinesDrugs and drivingManagement of painSelection of a NSAIDManaging nausea and vomitingManaging constipationDiscontinuing and/or switching antidepressantsContinuous subcutaneous infusionsUse of drugs in end-of-life care3. Drug monographs A-ZIndex

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Review from previous edition: "Overall,this book represents a lot of useful information in an accessible format. There is some overlap with existing resources, such as the British National Formulary and the Palliative Care Formulary, but this book is more concise, making information easier toaccess. Its focus on palliative care makes it most suitable for specialists in that field; however, the symptom management guides can also be useful for generalists" --OUP website