A Guide to Symptom Relief in Palliative Care

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Radcliffe Publishing, Sep 30, 2003 - Medical - 285 pages
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This practical guide for busy health and social care professionals outlines essential tasks and services for organisations and individual staff in relation to the implementation plan of the NHS Sexual Health Strategy. It covers the necessary training needs of staff offering tips and advice that can be integrated into the NHS work setting providing clear guidance on what practitioners practices and primary care organisations need to do to implement the strategy. This book will be invaluable for all those who have to give informed advice on sexual health in determining their training and learning needs and for delivering high quality sexual health services within their working environment.
 

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Contents

The consequences of advanced disease
3
Getting started
13
communication difficulty Nutrition and hydration problems Decisions
15
Answering difficult questions
21
Helping the person with the effects of difficult news
29
Sue Miller Deputy Manager Childrens Unit St Oswalds Hospice
33
Managing pain
37
Sandra Nesbitt Staff Nurse St Oswalds Hospice Malignant ulcers
43
Malignant ulcers and fistulae
105
Nutrition and hydration problems
115
Oedema and lymphoedema
121
Doiminic Brannigain Consultant in Palliative Medicine Our Lady
131
Skin problems
134
Urinary and sexual problems
151
Anxiety
165
Trevor Rimmer Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine for East
183

Choosing an analgesic
45
Managing the adverse effects of analgesics
53
Other physical symptoms
61
Bleeding
67
Constipation
75
Diarrhoea
81
Dysphagia
91
Fatigue drowsiness lethargy and weakness
97
Adrenocortical insufficiency
201
Roger Woodruff Consultant in Palliative Medicine Melbourne Australia
214
Pleural effusion
216
starting doses
253
Problems with syringe pump infusions
273
Peritonitis 207
284
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