Written by an established, comprehensive, multidisciplinary focused, internationally-recognized team, the sixth edition has been fully revised and brought up to date with the inclusion of recent developments in the speciality, to ensure that it retains its reputation as the definitive reference on palliative care.
Oral problems are a major cause of morbidity in patients with advanced disease. This book provides a comprehensive review of mouthcare in chronically and terminally ill patients. The scope is wide, covering not only cancer patients but also AIDS and stroke victims, and patients with a severe disability, providing a definitive reference source and practical accessible information.
The research base for palliative care must improve as it continues to develop in increasingly evidence-based health care systems, and to provide the needs of patients and families. This is the first research methods textbook focusing on the unique needs of palliative care, aimed at improving current research and stimulating new research in the field.
It presents the best available knowledge and research methodologies about patients' wishes at the end-of-life, together with a series of ethical views and a discussion about the clinical implications for palliative care.
This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing a comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs via CSCI, a safe and effective way of drug administration when other routes are inappropriate.
The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care is a concise, comprehensive guide to palliative care, covering all aspects from symptom relief to emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their family. Written to enable quick access to key information, this is the invaluable companion for those in the palliative care field.