Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Paperback | March 15, 2009

byMax Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy

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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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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 in...

Max Watson is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at North Ireland Hospice, Belfast and a Lecturer in Palliative Care at the University of Ulster. He is also Special Adviser, Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Dublin and Honorary Consultant Palliative Medicine, The Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:984 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.06 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199234353

ISBN - 13:9780199234356

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Ethical issues2. Breaking bad news3. Research in palliative care4. Principles of drug use in palliative care5. Oncology and palliative care6. Symptom management7. Paediatric palliative care8. End of life care in non-malignant disease9. Spiritual care10. Contribution to palliative care of allied health professions11. Complementary therapies in palliative care12. Palliative care in the home13. Hospital liaison palliative care14. Palliative care for people with learning difficulties15. Emergencies in palliative care16. The terminal phase17. Bereavement18. Self care19. Miscellaneous