Palliative Medicine: Evidence-based symptomatic and supportive care for patients with advanced…

Paperback | July 29, 2004

byRoger Woodruff

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In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of Palliative Medicine, Roger Woodruff draws on recent research and new developments in treatment to survey the principles of palliative care and related ethical issues. The primary focus is on the management and treatment of pain and other symptomsexperienced by patients with advanced cancer. The author contributes to the delivery of better care to more patients with a terminal illness, through thorough analysis and application of methods of pain relief and treatment of other symptoms in the terminally ill patient. All the work is firmlygrounded in an evidence based approach and is thoroughly referenced to the latest research in the area.

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In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of Palliative Medicine, Roger Woodruff draws on recent research and new developments in treatment to survey the principles of palliative care and related ethical issues. The primary focus is on the management and treatment of pain and other symptomsexperienced by patients with advanced cancer....

Roger Woodruff is at Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:518 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.1 inPublished:July 29, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019551677X

ISBN - 13:9780195516777

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Section One: An Introduction to Palliative Care1. Palliative care2. Principles of palliative care3. Ethics in palliative careSection Two: Pain4. Pain5. Factors that modify the perception of pain6. Assessment of pain7. Principles of treatment8. Non-opioid analgesics9. Opioid analgesics10. Morphine11. Other opioid analgesics12. Neuroaxial opioid therapy13. Adjuvant analgesics14. Anaesthetic, neurolytic and neurosurgical procedures15. Physical therapies16. Psychological and psychosocial aspects of pain control17. Anticancer therapySection Three: Other Physical Symptoms and Clinical Problems18. Respiratory19. Gastrointestinal20. Genitourinary21. Cardiovascular22. Haematological23. Musculoskeletal24. Dermatological25. Neurological26. Psychiatric27. Endocrine/Metabolic28. Constitutional29. Adverse effects of anticancer therapySection Four: Psychosocial Aspects of Care30. Psychological issues31. Social problems32. Cultural factors33. Spiritual or existential concerns34. Grief and bereavementSection Five: Complementary and Alternative Therapies35. Complementary and alternative medicines