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Essentials of Palliative Care

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  • 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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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.

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·         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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Table of contents (28 chapters)

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“A truly multidisciplinary collaboration among nurses, social workers, anesthesiologists, internists, and more. … wonderful reflection of how palliative care should operate on a daily basis, through teamwork and collaboration. … well-edited … . extremely well-written and very informative … . another step forward for the field of palliative care.” (Andrew Thurston, Anesthesiology, Vol. 119 (5), November, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Anesthesiology, New Haven, USA

    Nalini Vadivelu

  • River Ridge, USA

    Alan David Kaye

  • Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medic, Los Angeles, USA

    Jack M. Berger

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Essentials of Palliative Care

  • Editors: Nalini Vadivelu, Alan David Kaye, Jack M. Berger

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5164-8

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-5163-1Published: 27 November 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-5164-8Published: 28 November 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 518

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Intensive / Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing

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