Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children / Edition 2

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children / Edition 2

by Ann Goldman, Richard Hain, Stephen Liben
     
 


The first edition of this text was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical,… See more details below

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The first edition of this text was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. This resource covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education, emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. It suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to any one discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. This book offers the essential information needed for those involved in paediatric care to find ways of providing support in all of these areas.

Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. Paediatric palliative care is now developing in countries with differing health care systems, and being adapted to suit individual illnesses and the varying resources and geography in different parts of the world. This resource is essential reading for anyone who works with children worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199595105
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2012
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. History and epidemiology, Katrina McNamara-Goodger and Chris Feudtner
2. The child's journey: Transition from health to ill-health, Jenny L. Hynson
3. Communication, Jennifer W Mack and Stephen Liben
4. Ethics, Vic Larcher and Frank Carnevale
5. Through the creative lens of the artist: Society's perceptions of death in children, Sandra Bertman
6. The power of their voices: asessing the child and family, Nancy Contro and Sarah Scofield
7. Children's views of death, Myra Bluebond-Langner and Megan Nordquest Schwallie
8. The psychological impact of life-limiting conditions on the child, Jan Aldridge and Barbara M Sourkes
9. Adolescents and young adults, Finella Craig and Victoria Lidstone
10. Children expressing themselves, Trygve Aasgaard and Melinda Edwards
11. Education and school, Erica Brown
12. Impact on the family, Susie Lapwood and Ann Goldman
13. Spirituality and meaning in children, families, and clinicians, Robert Macauley and Cynda Hylton Rushton
14. Around the time of death - culture, religion and ritual, Erica Brown and Frances Dominica
15. Bereavement, Sara Portnoy and Di Stubbs
16. Symptoms in life-threatening illness: overview and assessment, Dilini Rajapaske and Maggie Comac
17. Using medications in children, Nigel Ballantine and Elizabeth Bing Daglish
18. Introduction to pain, Antoine Bioy and Chantal Wood
19. Pain assessment, Anne Hunt
20. Pharmacological approaches to pain: 'By the ladder' - the WHO approach to management of pain in palliative care, Richard D. W. Hain, Ross Drake, and Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf
21. Pharmacological approaches to pain: Simple analgesics and opioids, Ross Drake, Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf and Richard D. W. Hain
22. Pain: Adjuvants for neuropathic and bone pain, Renee McCulloch
23. Pain: An integrative approach, Leora Kuttner
24. Management of the gastro-intestinal tract in paediatric palliative medicine, Mike Miller and Marek Karwacki
25. Feeding in palliative care, Angela Thompson, Anita MacDonald, and Chris Holden
26. Neurological and neuromuscular conditions and symptoms, Julie M. Hauer and Kate W. Faulkner
27. Depression, anxiety, and delirium, Anna C. Muriel, Renee C. V. McCulloch, and Jim F. Hammel
28. Respiratory symptoms, Lynda Brook, Emma Twigg and Amanda Venables
29. Skin symptoms, Yi Fan Liang and Jacqueline Denyer
30. Haematological symptoms, Mei-Yoke Chan
31. Palliative care for children with hiv/aids, Michelle Meiring and Rene Albertyn
32. Care in the final hours and days, Dawn Davies and Rachel Parry
33. Integrative medicine in paediatric palliative care, Angela M. Johnson and David M. Steinhorn
34. Place of care, Jan Vickers and Jody Chrastek
35. Intensive care units, Brian Carter and Finella Craig
36. The good-enough health care provider, Danai Papadatou
37. Education, Linda Ferguson, Susan Fowler-Kerry and Richard Hain
38. Quality improvement, Javier R. Kane and Justin N. Baker
39. Research in pediatric palliative care, Joanne Wolfe and Hal Siden
40. International aspects, Joan Marston and Lizzie Chambers
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