|Fallon, Marie / Hanks, Geoffrey (eds.)|
ABC of Palliative Care
2. Edition September 2006
2006. 96 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-3079-0 - John Wiley & Sons
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This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.
From the contents
1 The principles of palliative care.
2 The principles of control of cancer pain.
3 Difficult pain.
4 Breathlessness, cough, and other respiratory problems.
5 Oral health in patients with advanced disease.
6 Anorexia, cachexia, nutrition, and fatigue.
7 Nausea and vomiting.
8 Constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal obstruction.
9 Depression, anxiety, and confusion.
11 The last 48 hours.
12 Palliative care for children .
14 The carers.
15 Chronic non-malignant disease.
16 Community palliative care.
18 Complementary therapies