ABC of Palliative Care. 2nd Edition. ABC Series

  • ID: 2222314
  • Book
  • 96 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This brand new edition ofABC of Palliative Care pulls together the most up–to–date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user–friendly manner. Fully updated, it deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.

This authoritative, practical title will be invaluable to the increasing numbers of doctors, senior and specialist nurses, and all those health professionals who deal with cancer patients in the hospital, at home or in a hospice.

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Contributors vi

Foreword viii

1 The principles of palliative care 1Balfour Mount, Geoffrey Hanks, Lorna McGoldrick

2 The principles of control of cancer pain 4Marie Fallon, Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan Cherny

3 Difficult pain 8Lesley Colvin, Karen Forbes, Marie Fallon

4 Breathlessness, cough, and other respiratory problems 13Carol Davis, Gillian Percy

5 Oral health in patients with advanced disease 17Jeremy Bagg, Andrew Davies

6 Anorexia, cachexia, nutrition, and fatigue 21Kenneth Fearon, Matthew Barber

7 Nausea and vomiting 25Kathryn Mannix

8 Constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal obstruction 29Nigel Sykes, Carla Ripamonti, Eduardo Bruera, Debra Gordon

9 Depression, anxiety, and confusion 36Mari Lloyd–Williams

10 Emergencies 40Stephen Falk, Colette Reid

11 The last 48 hours 44James Adam

12 Palliative care for children 48Ann Goldman

13 Communication 52David Jeffrey

14 The carers 56Julia Addington–Hall, Amanda Ramirez

15 Chronic non–malignant disease 59Marie Fallon, Joanna Chambers, Francis Dunn, Raymond Voltz, Gian Borasio, Rob George, Roger Woodruff

16 Community palliative care 68Keri Thomas

17 Bereavement 74Marilyn Relf

18 Complementary therapies 78Michelle Kohn, Jane Maher

Index 83

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Marie Fallon, St Columba′s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Geoffrey Hanks, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

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