Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Flashcards

Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Flashcards

Sriram Yennurajalingam and Eduardo Bruera

Print publication date: Jun 2018

ISBN: 9780190633066

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

In the United States, the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine has seen rapid growth since it was recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. During the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of palliative care programs and improved access to palliative and hospice for patients with life-limiting illness. There has also been an increase in the educational opportunities as well as growth of fellowship programs to train palliative care fellows. Unfortunately, there are limited study aids available for learning and retaining essential concepts in palliative care. Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Flashcards is a comprehensive, evidence-based book of flashcards for clinicians caring for patients who require hospice and palliative care and supportive care. Written in a clinical scenario/vignette, question-and-answer format by experts with first-hand experience in the field, the flashcards are highly readable and serve as a source of fast answers to clinical questions in the field. A total of 300 flashcards are organized into chapters by disease and provide readers with up-to-date information that follows the core curriculum of American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for ease of use and rapid review for exams. This book will equip care professionals with key concepts related to the assessment and management of palliative care, making it an ideal point-of-care quick reference for physicians, nurse practitioners, fellows, residents, and students.

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