Loitman, Jane E., Sinclair, Christian T., Fisch, Michael J. (Eds.)
2010, IV, 83p. 4 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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Unique case-based approach covers a multitude of perspectives and environments
Practical guide to daily practice
Helpful bullet points synthesize key aspects of management
Incisive evaluation of complex clinical scenarios
This concise book offers an engaging case-based approach to palliative care. Experts in the field provide the essential aspects of daily practice with real cases presented as forums for the discussion of the complexities and practicalities of palliative treatment.
Clearly structured, each chapter opens with bullet points highlighting the most relevant aspects of the case and points for discussion. Covering the full range of symptoms from cardiac care to pain management to wound healing, the vital elements of management are put into context through insightful dissections of history, examination, and goals of care. Each chapter concludes with a section on further reading.
Palliative Care: a Case-based Guide provides the clinician with a crucial set of skills to address the challenging issues related to communication and symptom management. Care-oriented and practical, this book is ideal for all health care professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care to end-of-life patients.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Anorexia - Anxiety - Cardiac - Death - Delirium - Depression - End of Life - Euthanasia - Gastrointestinal - Hospice - Medicine - Nutrition - Pain Management - Palliation - Palliative - Psychiatry - Pulmonary - Sedation - Supportive Care - Wound Care