Palliative Medicine

1st Edition

Expert Consult: Online and Print


  • T. Walsh
  • Augusto Caraceni
  • Robin Fainsinger
  • Kathleen Foley
  • Paul Glare
  • Cynthia Goh
  • Mari Lloyd-Williams
  • Juan Olarte
  • Lukas Radbruch
  • Key Features

    • Equips you to provide today's most effective palliation for terminal malignant diseases end-stage renal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver disorders progressive neurological conditions and HIV/AIDS.
    • Covers your complete range of clinical challenges with in-depth discussions of patient evaluation and outcome assessment ethical issues communication cultural and psychosocial issues research in palliative medicine principles of drug use symptom control nutrition disease-modifying palliation rehabilitation and special interventions.
    • Helps you implement unparalleled expertise and global best practices with advice from a matchless international author team.
    • Provides in-depth guidance on meeting the specific needs of pediatric and geriatric patients.
    • Assists you in skillfully navigating professional issues in palliative medicine such as education and training administration and the role of allied health professionals.
    • Includes just enough pathophysiology so you can understand the "whys" of effective decision making, as well as the "how tos."
    • Offers a user-friendly, full-color layout for ease of reference, including color-coded topic areas, mini chapter outlines, decision trees, and treatment algorithms.
    • Comes with access to the complete contents of the book online, for convenient, rapid consultation from any computer.


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    About the authors

    T. Walsh

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Harry R. Horvitz Chair in Palliative Medicine; Director, The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine; Director, Home Care Services, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    Augusto Caraceni

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director "Virgilio Floriani" Hospice Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy

    Robin Fainsinger

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Kathleen Foley

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Attending Neurologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Paul Glare

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Sydney; Head, Palliative Care, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Australia

    Cynthia Goh

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Department of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

    Mari Lloyd-Williams

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies Group, University of Liverpool; Professor, Liverpool PCT and Royal Liverpool Hospital, United Kingdom

    Juan Olarte

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Palliative Care Unit, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon, Madrid, Spain

    Lukas Radbruch

    Affiliations and Expertise

    President, Eurpean Association for Palliative Care, Milano, Italy; Chair of Palliative Medicine, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany