Palliative Care Perspectives

Paperback | August 12, 2003

byJames L. Hallenbeck

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Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and many years of teaching, Dr. Hallenbeck has written a guide to palliative care for clinicians. Topics addressed range from an overview of death and dying to specific approaches to symptom management. As an introduction to both the art and science of palliative care, this book reflects the perspectives of one physician who has dedicated his career to this rapidly evolving field. the book links real stories of illness with practical advice, thereby delineating clinical practice in a way thatreflects the daily concerns of clinicians.

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Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and many years of teaching, Dr. Hallenbeck has written a guide to palliative care for clinicians. Topics addressed range from an overview of death and dying to specific approaches to symptom management. As an introduction to both the art and science of palliative care, this book reflect...

James L. Hallenbeck is at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:August 12, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195165780

ISBN - 13:9780195165784

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Death and Dying in Modern Times2. Dying Trajectories3. Symptom Management - Overview4. Pain Management5. Non-Pain Symptom Management6. Special Therapeutic Issues: Hydration, Nutrition and Antibiotics in End-of-Life Care7. Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Care8. Communication9. Working the System and Making a Difference10. Palliative Care Consults11. The Last Forty-Eight HoursAfterword

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"Although brief in length, this compassionate guide to core topics in palliative care presents an abundance of useful material that will be appreciated by both physicians and non-physicians...Written with the finely tuned phrasing of a poet who can capture the most complicated and multilayeredconcepts in the briefest of sentences...'There is a time in this process when words do no justice, I think of this as the "sacred silence." This silence opens a space in which the living join the dead, together in the mystery of life and death, becoming and unbecoming.'(p.186)"--Elizabeth BalsamHart, M.D., Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Journal of Palliative Medicine