50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

David Hui, Akhila Reddy, and Eduardo Bruera

Print publication date: Apr 2018

ISBN: 9780190658618

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

50 Palliative Care Studies Every Doctor Should Know provides a succinct summary and critical appraisal of 50 landmark studies that have defined the practice of palliative care. Carefully handpicked by the editors based on their scientific impact, these studies provide important insights into the evolution of this rapidly growing discipline. These articles cover a wide range of domains across interdisciplinary palliative care, such as pain and symptom management, psychosocial issues, spiritual care, caregiver distress, communication, advance care planning, prognostication, decision making, and end-of-life care. The principles of palliative care discussed in this book may be applicable throughout the trajectory of multiple life-limiting diseases.

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