Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Christina Faull and Kerry Blankley

Print publication date: Mar 2015

ISBN: 9780198702412

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and to society. This fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable palliative medicine staff to make a very real difference to patients and their families. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life.