Palliative Care Consultations in haemato-oncology

Paperback | October 14, 2003

bySara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, Jenny Craig

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Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology is the first book in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. Patients with haematological malignancy often undergothe most rigorous treatments, usually requiring long inpatient stays at tertiary referral centres far removed from friends, families and everyday life. The treatment for some malignancies is palliative, although aggressive, from diagnosis and there can be a number of difficult symptom-controlproblems all of which are covered in this book. This volume draws on the expertise of the haematologist who is vital if the patient is to have optimal care and provides practical advice in an easily accessible form so that the book can be read and referred to on the ward, or before a domiciliaryvisit.

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Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology is the first book in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. Patients with haematological malignancy often undergothe most rigorous treatments, usually requiri...

Dr Sara Booth, Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Care, Addenbrooke's Palliative Care Team, Cambridge, UK Professor Eduardo Bruera, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA Jenny Craig, Consultant Haematologist, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:October 14, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198528086

ISBN - 13:9780198528081

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Table of Contents

1. Jenny Craig: Management of myeloma2. Kristian Bowles and Robert Marcus: Management of lymphoma3. Santiago Pavlovsky, Pablo Desmery and Maria Cecilia Dignani: Management of acute leukaemias4. Ghulam Mufti and Kavita Raj: Myelodysplastic syndromes5. Helen Balsdon and Jenny Craig: Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation6. Sue Closs: Palliative care for patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy7. Ilora Finlay, Pia Amsler and Rosemary Wade: Mouth care for haematology patients8. Anna Spathis: The essentials of symptom control in haemato-oncology9. Annette Vielhaber and Russell Portenoy: When the opioid fails: managing the patient with severe neuropathic pain10. David Jeffrey and Ray Owen: Changing the emphasis from active curative care to active palliative care in haematology patients11. Wale Atoyebi, Tim Littlewood and Robert Twycross: The significance and management of anaemia in palliative care patients12. Beverley Hunt and Simon Noble: Thrombotic and bleeding complications in haematological malignancies13. Mary Miller: The management of sweating14. Lorraine Moth and Cathy Alban-Jones: Home care for terminally ill haematology patients15. Fiona Hicks: The last days of life