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Palliative Care in the Home / Edition 2

Palliative Care in the Home / Edition 2


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192632272
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Oxford Medical Publications Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Derek Doyle is Vice-President of the National Council for Hospice, Specialist Palliative Care Services, President Emeritus of the International Hospice Institute and College and formerly Medical Director, St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh. David Jeffrey is Macmillan Lead Palliative Care Consultant, 3 Counties Cancer Centre, Cheltenham General Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Sir Kenneth Calman, KCB, FRSE
1. The challenge of providing palliative care in the home
2. Symptom palliation
3. Pain palliation
4. Psychosocial issues
5. Spiritual and religious issues
6. Emergencies in palliative care
7. Ethical issues
8. Communication issues
9. Home, hospital or hospice?
10. Co-ordination of care at home
11. Grief and bereavement
12. Professional stress in palliative care
13. The final days; terminal care at home
Appendix 1 Bibliography
Appendix 2 Useful addresses
Appendix 3 Drugs for doctor's bag
Appendix 4 Setting up a syringe driver

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