Current Clinical Oncology

Palliative Care

A Case-based Guide

Editors: Loitman, Jane E., Sinclair, Christian T., Fisch, Michael J. (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Hardly any comprehensive geriatrician finds himself completely comfortable in dealing with an incurable malady and dealing with its sufferer’s questions as well as in comforting expected survivors; but that therapist can find substantial help in this tiny, easy-to-read discussion of cases involving all of those problems. … The presentation is clearly well thought-out with the highlights clearly emphasized. … Crucial skills made available by the contributors can help the therapist become truly comprehensive.” (William H. Wehrmacher, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, June, 2011)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Global Palliative Care Issues

    Slaven, Marissa

    Pages 1-6

  • Palliative Care Communication Issues

    Hauser, Joshua

    Pages 7-12

  • Nutritional Palliative Care Issues

    Anderson, Clay M.

    Pages 13-18

  • Psychiatric Palliative Care Issues

    Loitman, Jane E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Cardiac Palliative Care Issues

    Wensel, David (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-590-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-589-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Palliative Care
Book Subtitle
A Case-based Guide
Editors
  • Jane E. Loitman
  • Christian T. Sinclair
  • Michael J. Fisch
Series Title
Current Clinical Oncology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-590-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-590-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-60761-589-7
Series ISSN
2364-1134
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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