Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care covers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients.

Author: Max Watson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191024382

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care covers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients. This new edition is revised throughout, with an additional emphasis on the nursing aspects of Palliative Care. The authors have included new sections on international palliative care, self care and liaison palliative care in acute hospitals. There is also extended material on the use of antibiotics, palliative care research and quality of life issues. The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care continues to be an invaluable resource for all health professionals working with adults, children and families with palliative care needs.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Palliative Care

Handbook of Palliative Care

This handbook offers a practical, thorough approach to the clinical practice of palliative care.

Author: Christina Faull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118426814

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 451

This handbook offers a practical, thorough approach to the clinical practice of palliative care. Adding North American authors to its roster of UK contributors, the third edition of this award-winning book addresses important changes in the evidence base of palliative care, as well as an emphasis on end-of-life community-based care. It features new chapters on dementia and advance care planning, a simplified lymphoedema discussion, and an ongoing commitment to providing essential guidance for physicians, nurses, and all primary care providers involved in palliative care in hospital, hospice, and community settings.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine

This edition is an essential reference for all providers of palliative care.

Author: Harvey Max Chochinov

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195301076

Category: Medical

Page: 565

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Psychiatric, or psychosocial, palliative care has transformed palliative medicine. Palliation that neglects psychosocial dimensions of patient and family experience fails to meet contemporary standards of comprehensive palliative care. While a focus on somatic issues has sometimes overshadowed attention to psychological, existential, and spiritual end-of-life challenges, the past decade has seen an all encompassing, multi-disciplinary approach to care for the dying take hold. Written by internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine is an essential reference for all providers of palliative care, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Palliative Care in Cancer

Handbook of Palliative Care in Cancer

This is not a book for detailed background and historical perspectives, but if offers simple and practical advice for those physicians involved in this expanding field of treating terminally ill patients.

Author: Alexander Waller

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: UOM:39015049683488

Category: Medical

Page: 567

View: 443

* Practical and comprehensive text on the management of the wide range of symptoms that plague terminal cancer patients * Updates have been made to every chapter to include data from the most current studies * Contains clear, user-friendly format that enables quick access to information * Includes new chapters on principles of palliative medicine, approach to common pain syndromes, and bereaved * Provides more information throughout the book on the care of the family Praise for the First Edition: The authors have obviously had much experience in this field and have used their experience to develop an easy and logical approach to a patient with a variety of symptoms. This is not a book for detailed background and historical perspectives, but if offers simple and practical advice for those physicians involved in this expanding field of treating terminally ill patients. It provides a simple and logical approach to most problems that arise at this time...it will be difficult to pass up. Anesthesia and Analgesia * Practical and comprehensive text on the management of the wide range of symptoms that plague patients with advanced cancer * Contains clear, user-friendly format that enables quick access to information * Includes new chapters on principles of palliative medicine, approach to common pain syndromes, and bereavement followup
Categories: Medical

Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

The Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care is an easily-navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care.

Author: Sriram Yennurajalingam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199375325

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 999

The Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care is an easily-navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. The table of contents follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of students, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. Succinct, evidence-based, topically-focused content is supplemented by extensive tables, algorithms, and clinical pearls. This edition includes new sections on grief and bereavement, medical marijuana, and physician assisted suicide, and has been updated throughout to incorporate National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

These challenges are amplified when the threat to life associated with a cancer
diagnosis, its treatment, recurrent disease, palliative care or survivorship
necessitate active coping to achieve an effective adaptation. While psychosocial
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Author: David Kissane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191620812

Category: Medical

Page: 772

View: 184

This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinical wisdom, draws on historical approaches and presents a state-of-the-art curriculum for applied communication skills training for the specialist oncologist, surgeon, nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members involved in cancer care today. In this book communication is broken down into key modules that cover the life-cycle of cancer care. They include coverage of diagnosis and treatment including clinical trials, empathic support in response to distress, transition to survivorship or palliative therapies, discussion of prognosis, conduct of family meetings, and care of the dying. Complementary training of patients in their communication with the doctor completes the interactive dyad. The art of teaching, impact of gender and power in the consultation and the ethical context are carefully considered. Special communication challenges include discussion of genetic risk, rehabilitative and salvage surgery, promotion of treatment adherence, unanticipated adverse outcomes, intercultural issues, fertility and sexuality. The value of decision aides, question prompt lists, audio-recording of consultations and use of the internet is illustrated. By looking across the full spectrum of disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary team, discipline-specific issues are considered by experts in each field. In this manner, the needs of patients and their relatives are evaluated, including paediatric and geriatric populations. To achieve all of this, theoretical models are examined from the medical school to the highly specialized practice, facilitation training and actor training are made explicit, and international approaches to communication skills training are compared and contrasted. Finally, research tools that assist in coding cancer consultations, evaluating training courses, and employing mixed methods in studies aid the reader in providing clear and sensitive communication when handling challenging situations whilst treating cancer sufferers and palliative care patients.
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The Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook offers a thorough understanding of symptoms and treatments which emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to managing patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Author: Rod MacLeod

Publisher: Hammond Health Care

ISBN: 9780648241584

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

View: 146

The Palliative Care Handbook offers a thorough understanding of symptoms and treatments which emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to managing patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The first section of the book provides an explanation of palliative care as well as guidelines for alleviation of the symptoms and challenges commonly encountered. Considerations of the needs of the person with dementia are now embedded throughout this section. The second section is a comprehensive listing of drug information including unlicensed uses and interactions. Since its first publication in 1994, The Palliative Care Handbook has been consistently revised, developed and updated to be an essential and practical international resource enabling quality palliative care.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize ...

Author: Rhonda J. Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441916501

Category: Medical

Page: 865

View: 774

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include: ▪ Patient-practitioner communication ▪ Assessment tools and strategies ▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan ▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain ▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions ▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches ▪ Ethical issue and future directions With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.
Categories: Medical

Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

This handbook provides an easily navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care.

Author: Sriram Yennurajalingam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199701681

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 874

This handbook provides an easily navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. Succinct, evidence-based, topically focused content is supplemented by extensive tables and algorithms. The table of contents and balance of coverage follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of students, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. An expert team of clinicians, led by world renowned Eduardo Bruera, address approach to care; psychosocial and spiritual issues; impending death; grief and bereavement; assessment and management of pain; management of non-pain symptoms such as nausea, dyspnea, depression, insomnia, and bleeding; communication and team work; and ethical and legal decision making.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care

Preceded by Diet and nutrition in palliative care / edited by Victor R. Preedy. c2011.

Author: Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138064076

Category:

Page: 360

View: 502

Preceded by Diet and nutrition in palliative care / edited by Victor R. Preedy. c2011.
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Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy

Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy

Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy is the first practical guide to palliative care in radiation oncology.

Author: Candice A. Johnstone, MD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617052712

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 154

Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy is the first practical guide to palliative care in radiation oncology. The editors have assembled an international team of leading radiation oncologists to write this state-of-the-art volume on planning and administering single-fractionated, hypofractionated, and conventional radiation therapy for end-of-life cancer care. The handbook begins with several chapters on the background and efficacy of palliative radiation therapy, along with crucial information on patient selection and assessment of life expectancy. Following these introductory chapters, the bulk of the book contains chapters on site-specific malignancies, containing comprehensive literature reviews, treatment plans, toxicity information, and symptom management. More than 20 color figures enhance the chapter text and illustrate best practices. Written for radiation oncologists, physicists, and other radiation therapy team members, this indispensable text explains how short course regimens can be used to provide better quality care, increase quality of life and convenience, and relieve pain and suffering for advanced stage and end-of-life cancer patients. Key Features: Chapters contain self-assessment questions, clinical cases, clinical pearls, and other elements to bring out key points in the text Discusses strategies for delivering radiation to patients with significant symptoms, such as bleeding, dysphagia, airway obstruction, and other painful and debilitating side effects Includes reviews of tools for assessing life expectancy including Recursive Partitioning Analysis, the TEACHH tool, and other predictive models such as Number of Risk Factors score Explains appropriate considerations when combining palliative radiation therapy with analgesics
Categories: Medical

The Little Handbook of Palliative Care

The Little Handbook of Palliative Care

The Little Handbook of Palliative Care The Little Handbook of Palliative Care is a bullet-point handbook written for medical students, doctors and nurses.

Author: Dr. Tan Seng Beng

Publisher:

ISBN: 1482879727

Category: Medical

Page: 566

View: 696

The Little Handbook of Palliative Care The Little Handbook of Palliative Care is a bullet-point handbook written for medical students, doctors and nurses. The book explores multiple aspects of palliative care, from symptom control, psychosocial care, and spiritual care to self-care. It is aimed to provide a brief introduction of palliative care to students and a practical reference for professionals who are involved in the care of the dying. Love, mindfulness, happiness and kindness are highlighted in the book as core elements fundamental to the practice of medicine and palliative care.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care

Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care

The first resource of its kind, this authoritative handbook holistically addresses the multidimensional aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care.

Author: Dr. Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826138422

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 540

The first resource of its kind, this authoritative handbook holistically addresses the multidimensional aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Written by an interprofessional team of renowned specialists, it is both a text and an evidencebased reference for all members of the palliative care team. This book helps individual team members forge interdisciplinary approaches to care, assess current programs, improve the quality of care, and tailor new models of care. Encompassing the perspectives of numerous multidisciplinary healthcare providers, the book underscores the unique aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care, with a focus on improving quality of life, as well as comfort at the end of life. It describes healthcare for neonates and pregnant mothers, care and support of the family, planning and decision-making, and effective support for grief and bereavement, addressing all palliative and neonatal care settings. Other chapters focus on the prenatal period after diagnosis of the expected baby's life-threatening condition. These include such topics as care of the mother, delivering devastating news, and advance care planning. Each chapter contains photos, figures, and/or tables and case studies with clinical implications and critical thinking questions. Also included is an extensive listing of relevant palliative care organizations. Paintings and poetry provide an artistic backdrop to the authors' inspiring words. Key Features: Addresses a growing need for specific provider resources in neonatal palliative care Covers the clinical and emotional aspects of palliative care for babies and their families Abundant resources for effective and compassionate family-centered care Case studies with critical thinking questions Accompanying video clips of healthcare and family interactions Supplemental image bank included
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Ethics at the End of Life

The Oxford Handbook of Ethics at the End of Life

This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States.

Author: Robert M. Arnold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199974412

Category: Death

Page: 464

View: 897

This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States. In this period, technology has radically changed medical practices and the way we die as structures of power have been reshaped by the rights claims of African Americans, women, gays, students, and, most relevant here, patients. Respecting patients' values has been recognized as the essential moral component of clinical decision-making. Technology's promise has been seen to have a dark side: it prolongs the dying process. For the first time in history, human beings have the ability control the timing of death. With this ability comes a responsibility that is awesome and inescapable. How we understand and manage this responsibility is the theme of this volume. The book comprises six sections. Section I examines how the law has helped shape clinical practice, emphasizing the roles of rights and patient autonomy. Section II focuses on specific clinical issues, including death and dying in children, continuous sedation as a way to relieve suffering at the end of life, and the problem of prognostication in patients who are thought to be dying. Section III considers psychosocial and cultural issues. Section IV discusses death and dying among various vulnerable populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities. Section V deals with physician-assisted suicide and active euthanasia (lethal injection). Finally, Section VI looks at hospice and palliative care as a way to address the psychosocial and ethical problems of death and dying.
Categories: Death

Fundamental Aspects of Palliative Care Nursing 2nd Edition

Fundamental Aspects of Palliative Care Nursing 2nd Edition

Whilst there are many high quality books available for academic study in palliative care this is currently the only one that balances a strong educational focus for developing nursing practice with an understanding of the particular needs ...

Author: Robert Becker

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781856424530

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 933

This new and expanded edition is aimed directly at the learning needs of student nurses and is unique in that context. Whilst there are many high quality books available for academic study in palliative care this is currently the only one that balances a strong educational focus for developing nursing practice with an understanding of the particular needs of student nurses. The text maintains a sensitive and supportive approach to the key themes of palliative care nursing, but contains important new material of a wide range of initiatives that are impacting on end of life care across the UK. It will provide the reader with a concise, easy to read and learning oriented text that will give advice and direction to the many challenges faced in this most important area of patient care. Each chapter examines a key component of care and new features include: Learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to guide the reader Clinical anecdotes to illustrate the reality and complexity of practice Extensive use of recognisable symbols to guide the reader and improve the usability of the text Competency assessment to help gauge knowledge and progress Reflective points to aid professional development Reflective activities to enable the student to reinforce learning from practice Links to appropriate clauses of the current 2008 NMC Code of Professional Conduct Quality internet resources relevant to chapter content Self assessment multiple choice tests at the end of each chapter to consolidate learning An extensive palliative care quiz covering the main topic areas of the book to test knowledge. This can be used as evidence with professional portfolios.
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Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care Second Edition

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care  Second Edition

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide, providing exhaustive information on nutrition and diet in terminal and palliative care.

Author: Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351662963

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 428

View: 300

Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide, providing exhaustive information on nutrition and diet in terminal and palliative care. It covers physical, cultural and ethical aspects, bridging the intellectual divide in being suitable for novices and experts alike. Following in the tradition of its predecessor, chapters contain practical methods, techniques, and guidelines along with a section on applications to other areas of palliative care. Each chapter features key facts highlighting important areas, summary points, and ethical issues. FEATURES • Use of cannabinoids in palliative nutrition care • Pain control in palliative care • Communications in palliative/end-of-life care: aspects of bad news • Anorexia in cancer: appetite, physiology, and beyond • Palliative care in severe and enduring eating disorders • Linking food supplementation and palliative care in HIV • Eating-related distress in terminally ill cancer patients and their family members • Palliative care of gastroparesis • Preoperative nutrition assessment and optimization in the cancer patient • Childhood leukemia, malnutrition, and mortality as components of palliative care • End-of-life decisions in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders • Resources: listing web sites, journals, books and organizations
Categories: Health & Fitness

Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook

Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook

This easy-to-use handbook is the only one of its kind to offer concise, focused coverage of all hospice-related conditions.

Author: T. M. Marrelli

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323024792

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 370

This easy-to-use handbook is the only one of its kind to offer concise, focused coverage of all hospice-related conditions. Key topics include professional standards and guidelines, bereavement services considerations, outcomes and goals, quality control, and tips for obtaining reimbursement. --Couverture.
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Geriatric Palliative Care

Geriatric Palliative Care

Geriatric Palliative Care is a practical guide for diagnosing and managing end-of-life illnesses, and communicating this information to patients, relatives and clinical team members.

Author: Emily Chai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195389319

Category: Medical

Page: 606

View: 816

Geriatric Palliative Care is a practical guide for diagnosing and managing end-of-life illnesses, and communicating this information to patients, relatives and clinical team members.
Categories: Medical

Symptom Management Algorithms

Symptom Management Algorithms

Excellent resource for those caring for patients with distressing symptoms in hospice, cancer or community settings.

Author: Linda Wrede-Seaman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1888411201

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 921

Excellent resource for those caring for patients with distressing symptoms in hospice, cancer or community settings. Includes detailled nursing assessments of etiologies of distressing symptoms, treatment guidelines using the algorithmic model for pain, dyspnea, diarrhea, and all other distressing conditions as well as common issues such as skin care, seizure protocols, management of falls, including lots of tables for adujuvant therapies, scales to use for documentation of care, and non pharmacologic interventions. Caring communication, spiritual assessment and guidelines as well as cultural sensitivity guides are included. An awesome practical pocket sized book for anyone in the hospice and palliative care field.
Categories: Medical

Hospice Palliative Care Handbook Third Edition

Hospice   Palliative Care Handbook  Third Edition

Filled with key topics such as professional standards and guidelines, bereavement services considerations, outcomes, and goals, and quality control, this comprehensible book provides the tools hospice caregivers need for success. 2nd Place ...

Author: Tina M. Marrelli

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781945157455

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Hospice & Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, offers concise, focused coverage of all aspects of hospice and palliative care for clinicians, managers, and other team members who provide important care while meeting difficult multilevel regulations. Author Tina M. Marrelli, Director of the first U.S. hospice program to attain Joint Commission accreditation for hospice services, helps caregivers meet quality, coverage, and reimbursement requirements in daily practice and documentation. Filled with key topics such as professional standards and guidelines, bereavement services considerations, outcomes, and goals, and quality control, this comprehensible book provides the tools hospice caregivers need for success. 2nd Place 2018 AJN Book of the Year
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