Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

ISBN 13: 9780192630575

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

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9780192630575: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

The first edition of this book was highly acclaimed and became the definitive text in the area. Its successor has been substantially enlarged, revised and improved. New chapters cover the provision and economics of palliative care, measurement of pain and other symptoms, principles of drug use, interventional radiology, asthenia, pruritus and sweating, pediatric palliative care, AIDS in children, and multiprofessional education. A number of chapters have been completely or substantially re-written. Over 100 European and North American experts contribute to this edition, many for the first time.
The Textbook's wide-ranging approach details every aspect of palliative care--physical, emotional, social and spiritual--in both research and practice. Sections examine the scientific principles underlying the subject, and offer a thorough review of the current status of research in the field. Besides emphasizing the emotional and psychological needs of the dying, the book considers the suffering of the family and discusses bereavement, support, the involvement of relatives, and the issue of domiciliary care. Other chapters cover the ethical aspects of care, rehabilitation, and the education and training of health professionals. Although based on practice in the developed world, the growing relevance of palliative care in the developing world is stressed throughout.

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About the Author:

Derek Doyle, Medical Director and Consultant Physician (Retired), St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh. Geoffrey Hanks, Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bristol Oncology Centre. Neil MacDonald, Director, Cancer Ethics Program, Centre for Bioethics, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal; and Professor, Oncology.

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"Since the first edition, there has been remarkable acceptance of the book as well as growth in the field... The contributors and editors are of the highest caliber...This is the definitive textbook for the field and should be in every reference library. 5 stars!"--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review


"...this edition strengthens the Oxford Textbook's position as the definitive overview of the field and practitioners will want to have it available to them, either in their libraries or on their own bookshelves."--Palliative Medicine


"The basic attitudes, skills, and knowledge of palliative medicine presented in the Oxford Textbook should be part of the arsenal of all clinicians....It is practical and easy to use and provides specific and detailed recommendations about diagnostic strategies and treatments for common and uncommon problems in patients with advanced terminal disease....If our mission in medicine truly is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always," we ought to know how to access and deliver state-of-the-art palliative care as exemplified in the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine.--Annals of Internal Medicine


"It is hard to refrain from superlatives in reviewing the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine....it is the definitive textbook of palliative medicine, the place to gain in-depth understanding of most palliative medicine topics, the starting point for further exploration....the gold standard against which any new textbook must be measured. It is a wonderful book, and the new edition surpasses its predecessor. In sum, the best just got better."--JAMA


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