Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Paperback | April 15, 2012

EditorNeil MacDonald, Doreen Oneschuk, Neil Hagen

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Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflectreal life clinical practice. The contributors illustrate, through the case studies, the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in this field of medicine.Since publication of the second edition, many approaches to palliative care have been further refined and developed. Ongoing research has led to the improved use of existing medications, and the development of several new treatments. More is known about the psychosocial existential distressexperienced by patients and their families resulting in an improved understanding by health care providers of how best to approach and assist those affected by advanced illness, and more is known about methadone and other medications with emerging uses. The third edition of this highly popular book continues to offer a panoramic view of palliative care. It introduces a number of new topics including Neurological Disorders, The Last Days, and Palliative Sedation.

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Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflectreal life clinical practice. The contributors...

Neil MacDonald is Founding Director of the Cancer Nutrition - Rehabilitation Program at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Professor of Oncology at McGill University. Doreen Oneschuk is Palliative Medicine Physician and Associate Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology at the University of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Communication1. Raimundo Correa, Julia Ridley and Camilla Zimmermann: Communication in advanced illnessInterprofessional Care2. Pippa Hall, Maryse Bouvette, Kirsten Heillman-Stille and Lynda Weaver: Interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative carePain3. Gail Saiger: Pain assessment and management4. Sharon Watanabe and Yoko Tarumi: Bone pain5. Dwight Moulin: Neuropathic pain6. Neil Hagen: Methadone and other novel treatments for painAnorexia-cachexia-rehabilitation-fatigue7. Neil MacDonald: Anorexia-cachexia8. Ravi Bhargava and Martin Chasen: Cancer rehabilitation and fatigueRespiratory problems9. Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon: DyspneaMouth care10. Dominique Dion, Bernard Lapointe, and Martin T. Tyler: Mouth careGastrointestinal problems11. Ingrid de Kock: Nausea and vomiting12. Paul Daeninck and Tim Hiebert: Constipation13. S. Lawrence Librach, A. Nina Horvath and E. Anne Langlois: Malignant bowel obstructionEthical issues14. Eugene Bereza: An approach to ethical issuesPsychosocial and spiritual issues15. Genevieve Thompson and Harvey Chochinov: Suffering in patients and families16. Madeline Li and Gary Rodin: Anxiety and depression17. Shane Sinclair: Spiritual careSleep18. Bernard Lapointe: SleepPalliative care in non-malignant disorders19. Romayne Gallagher and Gil Kimel: Cardiac disease20. Sara Davison: End-stage renal disease21. Wendy Johnston and Jessica Simon: Neurological disorders22. Martin LaBrie: HIV/AIDSPaediatric palliative care23. Gerri Frager and Kim Blake: When palliative care involves children: critical conversations and pain and symptom highlightsLymphoedema24. Anna Towers: LymphoedemaWounds in advanced illness25. Vincent Maida: Wounds in advanced illnessGenitourinary symptoms26. Pippa Hawley: Genitourinary symptomsDelirium27. Shirley H. Bush, Bruno Gagnon and Peter G. Lawlor: DeliriumPalliative sedation28. Jose Pereira, Valerie Gratton and Michel Beauverd: Palliative sedationPalliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU)29. Valerie Schulz: Palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU)Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer/Integrative oncology30. Susan MacDonald and Doreen Oneschuk: Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer/Integrative oncologyThe last days31. David Henderson and Paul McIntyre: The last days