Essentials of Palliative Care

  • Nalini Vadivelu
  • Alan David Kaye
  • Jack M. Berger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Angèle Ryan, Jack M. Berger
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sukanya Mitra, Nalini Vadivelu
    Pages 7-21
  4. Raphael J. Leo, Maria Theresa Mariano
    Pages 23-48
  5. Jamie Capasso, Robert Byron Kim, Danielle Perret
    Pages 49-71
  6. Dominique Anwar, Sean Ransom, Roy S. Weiner
    Pages 73-87
  7. Sukanya Mitra, Nalini Vadivelu
    Pages 89-105
  8. Angèle Ryan
    Pages 107-135
  9. M. Khurram Ghori, Susan Dabu-Bondoc
    Pages 137-161
  10. Ena M. Williams, Tong Ying Ge
    Pages 163-175
  11. Kais Alsharif, Justin Hata
    Pages 177-188
  12. Janet Lucas, Bill Mejia, Anne Riffenburgh
    Pages 189-207
  13. Jackie D. D. Carter
    Pages 209-216
  14. Angèle Ryan
    Pages 229-252
  15. Oliver Hulson, Neal Larkman, Sreekumar Kunnumpurath
    Pages 253-277
  16. María Gudín
    Pages 279-298
  17. Rinoo V. Shah, Alan David Kaye, Christopher K. Merritt, Lien B. Tran
    Pages 299-314
  18. Nicholas Connolly, Matthew Peña, Tara M. Sheridan
    Pages 315-347
  19. Henry C. Ho, Uzma D. Siddiqui
    Pages 349-367
  20. Dominique Anwar, Asif Anwar
    Pages 375-384
  21. David R. Meek, Martin D. Knolle, Thomas B. Pulimood
    Pages 395-415
  22. Rita Agarwala, Ben Singer, Sreekumar Kunnumpurath
    Pages 417-439
  23. Shu-Ming Wang, Paul B. Yost, Leonard Sender
    Pages 441-455
  24. Christopher K. Merritt, Lien B. Tran, Rinoo V. Shah, Alan David Kaye
    Pages 457-481
  25. Jack M. Berger
    Pages 483-500
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 505-518

About this book


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.


·         Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused

·         Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers

·         Expert contributors from leading institutions

·         Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nalini Vadivelu
    • 1
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 2
  • Jack M. Berger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.River RidgeUSA
  3. 3.Keck School of MedicineDepartment of Anesthesiology, Pain MedicLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5163-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5164-8
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