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.