Essentials of Palliative Care

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Nalini Vadivelu, Alan David Kaye, Jack M. Berger
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 28, 2012 - Medical - 518 pages
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Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge.

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Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

 

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Contents

Introduction and Education
1
Multidisciplinary Approach and Coordination of Care
7
Psychological Distress and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Palliative Care
23
Hospice for the Terminally Ill and EndofLife Care
49
Communication in Palliative Care
72
Guidance with Complex Treatment Choices
89
Symptom Management
106
Nutrition in Palliative Care
137
Stroke Epilepsy and Neurological Diseases
279
Interventional Techniques in Palliative Care
299
Headache in Palliative Care
315
Endoscopic Therapies for Palliation of Gastrointestinal Malignancies
348
The Role of Palliative Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery
369
Management of Advanced Heart Failure Patients
375
Palliative Care in Cardiac Electrophysiology
385
Palliation in Respiratory Disease
394

Nursing Perspective and Considerations
162
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Palliative Care
177
Social Work in Palliative Care
189
The Healthcare System More Questions than Answers
208
Vascular Access Ostomies and Drains Care in Palliative Medicine
217
Drug Formulary
229
Interventional Radiology in Palliative Care
253
Palliative Care in Critical Care Units
417
Pediatric Palliative Care
440
New Pain Management Vistas in Palliative Care
457
Ethics in Palliative and EndofLife Care
482
Physician Coding Billing and Reimbursement for Palliative Care
501
Index
505
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