Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Hardcover | June 20, 2012

byAnn Goldman, Richard Hain, Stephen Liben

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The first edition of this book was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dyingchild, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-basedapproach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education, emotional issuessuch as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skillsof a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to any one discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional,psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book offers the essential information needed for those involved in paediatric care to find ways of providing support in all of these areas.Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. Paediatric palliative care is nowdeveloping in countries with differing health care systems, and being adapted to suit individual illnesses and the varying resources and geography in different parts of the world. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with children worldwide.

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The first edition of this book was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dyingchild, based on the knowledge that all human exp...

Ann Goldman is Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London, UK. Richard Hain is Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Palliative Care at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, UK. Stephen Liben is Director of the Palliative Care Program at The Montreal Children's Hospital in Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pagesPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199595100

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Table of Contents

1. Katrina McNamara-Goodger and Chris Feudtner: History and epidemiology2. Jenny L. Hynson: The child's journey: Transition from health to ill-health3. Jennifer W Mack and Stephen Liben: Communication4. Vic Larcher and Frank Carnevale: Ethics5. Sandra Bertman: Through the creative lens of the artist: Society's perceptions of death in children6. Nancy Contro and Sarah Scofield: The power of their voices: asessing the child and family7. Myra Bluebond-Langner and Megan Nordquest Schwallie: Children's views of death8. Jan Aldridge and Barbara M Sourkes: The psychological impact of life-limiting conditions on the child9. Finella Craig and Victoria Lidstone: Adolescents and young adults10. Trygve Aasgaard and Melinda Edwards: Children expressing themselves11. Erica Brown: Education and school12. Susie Lapwood and Ann Goldman: Impact on the family13. Robert Macauley and Cynda Hylton Rushton: Spirituality and meaning in children, families, and clinicians14. Erica Brown and Frances Dominica: Around the time of death - culture, religion and ritual15. Sara Portnoy and Di Stubbs: Bereavement16. Dilini Rajapaske and Maggie Comac: Symptoms in life-threatening illness: overview and assessment17. Nigel Ballantine and Elizabeth Bing Daglish: Using medications in children18. Antoine Bioy and Chantal Wood: Introduction to pain19. Anne Hunt: Pain assessment20. Richard D. W. Hain, Ross Drake, and Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf: Pharmacological approaches to pain: 'By the ladder' - the WHO approach to management of pain in palliative care21. Ross Drake, Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf and Richard D. W. Hain: Pharmacological approaches to pain: Simple analgesics and opioids22. Renee McCulloch: Pain: Adjuvants for neuropathic and bone pain23. Leora Kuttner: Pain: An integrative approach24. Mike Miller and Marek Karwacki: Management of the gastro-intestinal tract in paediatric palliative medicine25. Angela Thompson, Anita MacDonald, and Chris Holden: Feeding in palliative care26. Julie M. Hauer and Kate W. Faulkner: Neurological and neuromuscular conditions and symptoms27. Anna C. Muriel, Renee C. V. McCulloch, and Jim F. Hammel: Depression, anxiety, and delirium28. Lynda Brook, Emma Twigg and Amanda Venables: Respiratory symptoms29. Yi Fan Liang and Jacqueline Denyer: Skin symptoms30. Mei-Yoke Chan: Haematological symptoms31. Michelle Meiring and Rene Albertyn: Palliative care for children with hiv/aids32. Dawn Davies and Rachel Parry: Care in the final hours and days33. Angela M. Johnson and David M. Steinhorn: Integrative medicine in paediatric palliative care34. Jan Vickers and Jody Chrastek: Place of care35. Brian Carter and Finella Craig: Intensive care units36. Danai Papadatou: The good-enough health care provider37. Linda Ferguson, Susan Fowler-Kerry and Richard Hain: Education38. Javier R. Kane and Justin N. Baker: Quality improvement39. Joanne Wolfe and Hal Siden: Research in pediatric palliative care40. Joan Marston and Lizzie Chambers: International aspectsFormulary