Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children / Edition 2 by Ann Goldman, Richard Hain, Stephen Liben | | 9780199595105 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199595100

ISBN-13: 9780199595105

Pub. Date: 07/13/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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,

Overview

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.

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

Prefacev
List of contributorsix
List of abbreviationsxi
Section 1Foundations of care
1Development and epidemiology3
2The child's journey: Transition from health to ill-health14
3Communication28
4Ethics42
Section 2Child and family care
5Through the creative lens of the artist: Society's perceptions of death in children63
6The spiritual life74
7Children's views of death85
8Psychological impact of life-limiting conditions on the child95
9Adolescents and young adults108
10Children expressing themselves119
11School128
12The power of their voices: Child and family assessment in pediatric palliative care143
13Impact of life-limiting illness on the family154
14After the child's death: Family care179
15Bereavement193
16Ritual and religion204
Section 3Symptom care
17Symptoms in life-threatening illness: Overview and assessment231
18Using medications248
19Pain: An introduction268
20Pain: Assessment281
21Pain-pharmacological management304
22Pain-an integrative approach332
23Gastrointestinal symptoms342
24Feeding in palliative care374
25Depression, anxiety, anger and delirium387
26Neurological and neuromuscular symptoms409
27Respiratory symptoms438
28Skin symptoms448
29Haematological symptoms460
30HIV/AIDS469
31Complementary and alternative medicine482
32Symptom control at the end-of-life497
Section 4Delivery of care
33Working as a team513
34Healthcare providers' responses to the death of a child521
35Place of care533
36Intensive care units549
37International aspects557
38Quality assurance573
39Education and training594
40Research615
AppendixDrug doses648
Index651

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