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The Palliative Care Handbook: Guidelines for clinical management and symptom control by [MacLeod, Rod, Vella-Brincat, Jane, Macleod, Sandy]
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Language: English

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This first Australian edition of The Palliative Care Handbook provides guidelines for clinical management and symptom control for people receiving end-of-life care.

The Palliative Care Handbook was first produced as pocket book in England in 1994, has had several editions in New Zealand and is now in its seventh edition, the first to be published in Australia, by HammondCare Media (formerly HammondPress).

Praised for making the complex simple - The Palliative Care Handbook is written by Professor Rod MacLeod - Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care with HammondCare; Associate Professor Sandy Macleod - Palliative Medicine Specialist with Christchurch Hospital; and Jane Vella-Brincat - Clinical Pharmacist, Christchurch Hospital.
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The Palliative Care Handbook has two main sections - the first is a set of guidelines for the alleviation of symptoms commonly encountered in palliative care, including drug therapy and psycho-social and spiritual needs. The second section (the pharmacopoeia) contains detailed drug information.

A highly useful resource of health professionals, The Palliative Care Handbook is also suitable for community support workers and patients and families who seek to have a better understanding of symptom and treatments.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1949 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Publisher: HammondCare Media; 7 edition (1 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KR7QQ4U
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I was first recommended The Palliative Care Handbook I thought it was unlikely I would find it that helpful, not because it isn't a great resource, but because I'm not a clinician and assumed it would be too technical for me. And it is true, for a small pocket size book (and now and ebook) it is packed with expert clinical guidance and detail that will be useful for GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals. But to my surprise, the numerous sections on the what, how and why of palliative care were incredibly informative such that I felt better equipped to support friends going through tough times and I even sent one friend a copy. If you provide medical, nursing or health care for a person with a life-limiting illness, this book will be invaluable. If you are facing end of life, either yourself or with a loved one, this book will give you vital support and insight into what is going on. Whether it is an explanation for breathlessness or advocacy for the importance of spiritual care, The Palliative Care Handbook offers clear, concise and trustworthy information. And if you need to know the detail of drugs and syringe drivers or symptom control, you are in good hands too, with the authors some of the world's leading experts. Not a light read, but a worthy one.
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Great resource, both for exam review and at work