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Palliative Medicine By Roger Woodruff (Director of Palliative Care, Director of Palliative Care, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)

Palliative Medicine
by Roger Woodruff (Director of Palliative Care, Director of Palliative Care, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)

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In this updated fourth edition of Palliative Care, Roger Woodruff draws extensively on recent research and new developments in treatment to survey the principles of palliative care and related ethical issues.
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Palliative Medicine: Evidence-based symptomatic and supportive care for patients with advanced cancer by Roger Woodruff (Director of Palliative Care, Director of Palliative Care, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)

In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of Palliative Medicine, Roger Woodruff draws on recent research and new developments in treatment to survey the principles of palliative care and related ethical issues. The primary focus is on the management and treatment of pain and other symptoms experienced by patients with advanced cancer. The author contributes to the delivery of better care to more patients with a terminal illness, through thorough analysis and application of methods of pain relief and treatment of other symptoms in the terminally ill patient. All the work is firmly grounded in an evidence based approach and is thoroughly referenced to the latest research in the area.

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Palliative Medicine Reviews


The fourth edition of this book...in accordance with its theme of evidence-based care, is clearly updated and revised. It is extremely referenced and has as its focus partnerships between patients, families and professional carers...[it] is readable and informative. It never loses its focus of holistic, multi-disciplinary team-driven palliative care, and this fourth edition is an essential text for healthcare professionals working in palliative care. * Journal of Advanced Nursing *
The book is a real pleasure to read. The great advantage of single-author books is the consistency in style. This book excels as an introduction to palliative and will be of great usefulness to starting palliative care fellows and oncology residents. It is also an excellent reference book for internists, medical students, and other health care professionals. It has already been eleven years since the 1st edition of this book was published. For all these years Palliative Medicine has been, and continues to be, the book I recommend to all those health care professionals who are starting their serious reading in palliative care. All of us working in this area are very fortunate to have access to this excellent book. * IAHPC Website *

Table of Contents


Section One: An Introduction to Palliative Care 1. Palliative care 2. Principles of palliative care 3. Ethics in palliative care Section Two: Pain 4. Definition, classifications and causes 5. Factors that modify the perception of pain 6. Assessment of pain 7. Principles of treatment 8. Non-opioid analgesics 9. Opioid analgesics 10. Morphine 11. Other opioid analgesics 12. Adjuvant analgesics 13. Anaesthetic, neurolytic and neurosurgical procedures 14. Physical therapies 15. Psychological and psychosocial aspects of pain control 16. Anticancer therapy 17. Unrelieved pain Section Three: Other Physical Symptoms and Clinical Problems 18. Respiratory 19. Gastrointestinal 20. Genitourinary 21. Cardiovascular 22. Haematological 23. Musculoskeletal 24.Dermatological 25. Neurological 26. Psychiatric 27. Endocrine and metabolic 28. Constitutional 29. The side effects of anticancer therapy Section Four: Psychosocial Aspects of Care 30. Psychological issues 31. Social problems 32. Cultural factors 33. Spiritual or existential concerns 34. Grief and bereavement Section Five: Alternative and Complementary Medicine 35. Alternative and complementary therapies Section Six: AIDS 36. HIV infection and AIDS 37. HIV associated infections 38. HIV related cancer 39. Symptom control in AIDS 40. Palliative care for patients with AIDS

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Palliative Medicine: Evidence-based symptomatic and supportive care for patients with advanced cancer by Roger Woodruff (Director of Palliative Care, Director of Palliative Care, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)
Roger Woodruff (Director of Palliative Care, Director of Palliative Care, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)
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Oxford University Press Australia
2004-03-05
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019551677X
9780195516777
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