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Published: 01 March 2011

304 Pages | 17 black and white halftones and 7 black and white line drawings

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199572052

Bookseller Code (05)


Acute confusional states in palliative medicine

Second Edition

Augusto Caraceni and Luigi Grassi

  • Delirium is the most common neuro-psychiatric complication encountered by patients in the terminal phase of illness
  • Palliative care physicians and nurses are among the most frequent observers of delirium in medicine
  • Provides palliative care physicians with a clear account of how to recognise and treat delirium
  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach crossing the fields of palliative medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and oncology
  • Encourages a more integrated approach when dealing with terminally ill patients and their families
  • Contains new material on topics such as classification systems, more data on populations at risk, and significant new material on the family and bereavement.

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