A Guide to Symptom Relief in Advanced Disease
Elsevier Science Health Science Division, 1998 - Medical - 143 pages
This reference guide has become an indispensable companion for doctors and nurses, helping them to solve the urgent problems they encounter on the ward or in the consulting room. The second and third editions sold over 60,000 copies each.
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Principles of symptom management 3 The angry person
Clinical decisions Severe agitation
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