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Supportive care is the multidisciplinary holistic care of patients and their families from the time around diagnosis, through treatments aimed at cure or prolonging life, and into the phase currently acknowledged as palliative care. It involves recognising and caring for the side-effects of active therapies as well as patients co-morbidities, psychological, social and spiritual concerns. It also values the role of family carers and helps them in supporting the patient, as well as attending to their special needs.

Unlike traditional palliative care, which grew from terminal care of cancer patients, supportive care is not restricted to dying patients and neither to cancer. Thus this series covers the support of patients with a variety of long-term conditions, who are currently largely managed by specialist medical teams in hospital and by primary care teams in community settings. Each volume will therefore provide a practical guide to the supportive care of patients at all stages of the illness.

Series Editor Sam Ahmedzai, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK and Series Editor Declan Walsh, Professor and Director, Harry Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA

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Supportive care for the person with dementia


Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Greg Sachs

03 December 2009
Supportive Care

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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Second Edition


E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, Michael Germain

18 March 2010
Supportive Care

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Supportive Care for the Urology Patient


Richard W. Norman, David C. Currow

30 June 2005
Supportive Care

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Supportive Care in Heart Failure


James Beattie, Sarah Goodlin

17 July 2008
Supportive Care

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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Second Edition


Sam H. Ahmedzai, David R. Baldwin, David C. Currow

26 January 2012
Supportive Care

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Surgical Palliative Care


Geoffrey P Dunn, Alan G Johnson

06 May 2004
Supportive Care

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