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A Clinician's Guide to Palliative Care

Author: Kurent, Jerome

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  • ISBN: 9780632046423
  • Author: Kurent, Jerome
  • Publ Date: 2002-03-01
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 224
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 69855

Table of Contents :

A Clinician's Guide to Palliative Care Foreword Preface Contributors Reviewers 1. Palliation for Chronic Illness 2. The Pharmacology of Symptom Control 3. Heart Disease 4. Chronic Lung Disease 5. Renal Disease 6. Neurological Diseases 7. AIDS 8. Cancer 9. Liver Disease 10. The Pediatric Patient 11. Dying of Old Age: The Frail Nursing Home Resident Index

Description:

When curing a disease is not possible and death is imminent, the effective clinician shifts to a palliative model of care to manage pain and symptoms while attempting to maximize the quality of life. This practical medical text offers the latest treatments in managing the end stage of chronic diseases. It was written by practicing clinicians and designed to help medical students, residents, and doctors with practical clinical decisions. A Clinician's Guide to Palliative Care is an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of palliative care. Arranged in chapters by disease systems, the authors provide clinical guidelines as well as practical advice for the management of advanced disease. They review the assessment of prognosis (when is the illness is end-stage?), how to communicate and face tough decisions with patients and families, the role of hospice care and criteria for admission and the use and limitations of advance directives. Use it during medical school, residency, or in your practice. This useful introduction to the care of the dying patient will help you develop clinical judgment and a capability to provide comfort for the patient, the family, and all care-givers (including yourself). Other features include: Chapter on pharmacology of pain relief and symptom control Chapter on the special needs of pediatric patients Chapter on the nursing home patient Balanced coverage of drug and/or interventional therapies useful for both palliation and maximizing survival Discussion of appropriate and inappropriate therapies for advanced disease


 

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