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Published: 08 December 2021 (Estimated)

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780198837008

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Palliative Medicine: A Case-Based Manual

Fourth Edition

Edited by Susan MacDonald, Leonie Herx, and Anne Boyle

  • An accessible and practical guide to providing high quality palliative and end of life care for patients and their families
  • Walks readers through the through the entire palliative cycle from diagnosis to bereavement, and considers the physical, psychological, social, and ethical dilemmas faced
  • Uses a case-based approach, with cases carefully chosen to demonstrate real scenarios faced in clinical practice and the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in each
  • Includes contributions from over 50 palliative care clinicians and educators across different care settings, allowing for a huge breadth of academic and practical experience
  • Written both for clinicians in day-to-day practice and students studying for certification exams

New to this Edition:

  • Restructured and fully updated to include recent guidelines and advice in palliative medicine
  • New chapter discussing the use of medical cannabis
  • New chapter on the use of opioids for treating pain
  • New chapter focused on grief and bereavement
  • Three new chapters considering wider palliative issues: Palliative care in the community; Palliative care for structurally vulnerable populations (SVPs); and Public health palliative care

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