Palliative Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437721942

Palliative Medicine

1st Edition

Expert Consult: Online and Print

eBook ISBN: 9781437721942
Imprint: Saunders


As a palliative medicine physician, you struggle every day to make your patients as comfortable as possible in the face of physically and psychologically devastating circumstances. This new reference equips you with all of today's best international approaches for meeting these complex and multifaceted challenges. In print and online, it brings you the world's most comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of your field. You'll find the answers to the most difficult questions you face every you can provide every patient with the relief they need.

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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