Palliative Care

A Case-based Guide

  • Jane E. Loitman
  • Christian T. Sinclair
  • Michael J. Fisch

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Marissa Slaven
    Pages 1-6
  3. Joshua Hauser
    Pages 7-12
  4. Clay M. Anderson
    Pages 13-18
  5. Jane E. Loitman, Teresa Deshields
    Pages 19-27
  6. David Wensel, Drew A. Rosielle
    Pages 29-36
  7. Karin B. Porter-Williamson
    Pages 37-42
  8. Eric Roeland, Gary Buckholz
    Pages 43-49
  9. Miles J. Belgrade
    Pages 51-61
  10. Cynthia A. Worley
    Pages 63-71
  11. Jane E. Loitman, Christian T. Sinclair
    Pages 73-79
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 81-83

About this book


This concise book offers an engaging case-based approach to palliative care. Experts in the field provide the essential aspects of daily practice with real cases presented as forums for the discussion of the complexities and practicalities of palliative treatment.

Clearly structured, each chapter opens with bullet points highlighting the most relevant aspects of the case and points for discussion. Covering the full range of symptoms from cardiac care to pain management to wound healing, the vital elements of management are put into context through insightful dissections of history, examination, and goals of care. Each chapter concludes with a section on further reading.

Palliative Care: a Case-based Guide provides the clinician with a crucial set of skills to address the challenging issues related to communication and symptom management. Care-oriented and practical, this book is ideal for all health care professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care to end-of-life patients.


Anorexia Anxiety Cardiac Death Delirium Depression End of Life Euthanasia Gastrointestinal Hospice Medicine Nutrition Pain Management Palliation Palliative Psychiatry Pulmonary Sedation Supportive Care Wound Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane E. Loitman
    • 1
  • Christian T. Sinclair
    • 2
  • Michael J. Fisch
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Kansas City Hospice & Palliative CareKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.MD Anderson Cancer Center, General Oncology ProgramThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-589-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-590-3
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