Table of contents

  1. Sophia Lam, Leeroy William, Peter Poon
  2. Rachel Wiseman
  3. Josephine M. Clayton, Tim Luckett, Karen Detering
  4. Jelle van Gurp, Jeroen Hasselaar, Evert van Leeuwen, Martine van Selm, Kris Vissers
  5. Meera Agar, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski
  6. Dianne Clifton, Margaret Ross
  7. Kirsty Beilharz, Christopher Poulos, Roslyn Poulos, Janette Fodera, Andrew Cole, Roderick MacLeod
  8. Annmarie Hosie, Ingrid Amgarth-Duff, Meera Agar
  9. Nilay Hepgul, Wei Gao, Matthew Maddocks, Irene J. Higginson
  10. Elizabeth S. Dylke, Sharon L. Kilbreath
  11. María Arantzamendi, Alazne Belar, Rocio Rojí
  12. Kenneth Chambaere, Jan Bernheim
  13. Christine Sanderson
  14. Kasper Raus, Sigrid Sterckx
  15. Lieve Van den Block, Jan Vandevoorde
  16. Michelle DiGiacomo, Slavica Kochovska, Philippa Cahill, Claudia Virdun, Jane Phillips
  17. Martin Mücke, Dmitrij Kravchenko
  18. Sarina R. Isenberg, Rab Razzak, Mike Rabow, Thomas J. Smith
  19. Bertrand Behm, Carlos Fernandez, Mellar P. Davis
  20. Mellar P. Davis, Renee Weller, Sally Regel
  21. Karen Ryan, Bridget Johnston
  22. Rebecca Chin, Russell Hogg
  23. Christopher Hall
  24. Geoffrey Mitchell
  25. Kate Grundy, Willem Vink
  26. Kathryn A. Tham, Davinia S. E. Seah
  27. Jeroen Hasselhaar, Agnes Csikos, Carlos Centeno, Sheila Payne
  28. Marion Jones, Jill Thistlethwaite
  29. Anne Morgan
  30. Emma Bateman, Richard Logan, Rachel Gibson, Dorothy Keefe
  31. David Oliver, Simone Veronese
  32. William Thompson, Rosalie Stephen, Michelle K. Wilson
  33. Jane L. Phillips, Claudia Virdun, Priyanka Bhattarai, Claire Fraser
  34. Abigail E. Franklin, Melanie R. Lovell

About this book


Textbook of Palliative Care is a comprehensive, clinically relevant and state-of-the art book, aimed at advancing palliative care as a science, a clinical practice and as an art.

Palliative care has been part of healthcare for over fifty years but we still find ourselves having to explain its nature and practice to colleagues and to the public in general. Healthcare education and training has been slow to recognize the vital importance of ensuring that all practitioners have a good understanding of what is involved in the care of people with serious or advanced illnesses and their families. However, the science of palliative care is advancing and our understanding concerning many aspects of palliative care is developing rapidly.

The book is divided into separate sections for ease of use. Over 100 chapters written by experts in their given fields provide up-to-date information on a wide range of topics of relevance to those providing care towards the end of life no matter what the disease may be. We present a global perspective on contemporary and classic issues in palliative care with authors from a wide range of disciplines involved in this essential aspect of care. The Textbook includes sections addressing aspects such as symptom management and care provision, organization of care in different settings, care in specific disease groups, palliative care emergencies, ethics, public health approaches and research in palliative care.

This Textbook will be of value to practitioners in all disciplines and professions where the care of people approaching death is important, specialists as well as non-specialists, in any setting where people with serious advanced illnesses are residing. It is also an important resource for researchers, policy-and decision-makers at national or regional levels. Neither the science nor the art of palliative care will stand still so we aim to keep this Textbook updated as the authors find new evidence and approaches to care.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Roderick Duncan MacLeod
    • 1
  • Lieve Van den Block
    • 2
  1. 1.HammondCare Learning and Research CentreGreenwich HospitalGreenwichAustralia
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit BrusselVUB-UGent End-of-Life Care Research Grou Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31738-0