Paediatric Palliative Medicine

Paperback | October 8, 2016

byRichard Hain, Satbir Jassal

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Looking after children with life-limiting conditions is very difficult for both parents and health care professionals. This second edition of Paediatric Palliative Medicine is full of easily-accessible, detailed information , and covers all aspects of the care of children with life-limitingillnesses. It is designed to equip clinicians with the knowledge, and its evidence base, to improve clinical care.Using the bestselling Oxford Specialist Handbook format to deliver practical and concise information, this handbook facilitates bedside delivery of effective palliative medicine to children. It includes a quick reference drug formulary and detailed information on medical conditions and symptomcontrol. There are also specific management plans to guide professionals, whether the child is in their own home, in a hospital, or a hospice.Many children with long term conditions have symptoms which need management, and the principles of palliative care for children need to be known by all who are involved in their care. The unique significance of this handbook is its capacity to guide professionals who have not trained or hadexperience of caring for the dying child, as well as for students and trainees interested in paediatric palliative care.Children's palliative medicine encompasses symptom control but is not limited to it. This handbook also provides a wealth of information on the philosophy and models that support delivery of palliative medicine to children, as well as the learning and coping skills required in palliative care.Fully updated with an expanded formulary and a new chapter on the intensive care unit, this new edition continues to be the authoritative reference tool in paediatric palliative care.

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Looking after children with life-limiting conditions is very difficult for both parents and health care professionals. This second edition of Paediatric Palliative Medicine is full of easily-accessible, detailed information , and covers all aspects of the care of children with life-limitingillnesses. It is designed to equip clinicians...

Richard Hain is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at the Children's Hospital for Wales, UK. Dr Hain's academic background is varied and includes postgraduate degrees in pharmacology, professional education and ethics and theology. He has co-authored over fifty research and review articles, four...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 8, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Paediatric palliative medicine- philosophy and practice2. Models of paediatric palliative care3. Ethics in palliative care4. Pain: introduction5. Pain: evaluation6. Pain step 3, major opiods7. Adjuvants8. Nausea and vomiting9. Gastrointestinal symptoms10. Mouth care, feeding and hydration11. Dyspnoea12. Neurological symptoms13. Psychological symptoms14. Skin symptoms15. Palliative care emergencies16. Malignant diseases17. Specific non-malignant diseases18. Palliative care in intensive care environments19. Practicalities around time of death20. Religion and ritual21. Bereavement22. Communication skills23. Communication among professionals24. Coping skills25. Education and training26. Formulary

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"This succinct manual covers many important aspects of pediatric palliative medicine. Its portability and the wealth of subjects it covers make it useful for anyone practicing in this field." --University of Washington Medical Center