Looking after children with life-limiting conditions can be very difficult for both parents and health-care professionals. This second edition of Paediatric Palliative Medicine is full of easily accessible, detailed information on medical conditions and symptoms, and includes specific management plans in order to guide the practising clinician through treatment of children requiring palliative care. Using the bestselling Oxford Specialist Handbook format to deliver practical and concise information, this handbook facilitates bedside delivery of effective palliative medicine. It includes detailed information on symptom control and the philosophy and models that support delivery of palliative medicine to children, while also covering practical delivery of palliative medicine relating to other professionals and families, and the learning and coping skills required in palliative care. It also contains a quick-reference drug formulary. Fully updated with an expanded formulary and a new chapter on the intensive care unit, this new edition continues to be the authoritative reference tool in paediatric palliative care.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Paediatric palliative medicine: philosophy and practice Chapter 2 Models of paediatric palliative care Chapter 3 Ethics in palliative care Chapter 4 Pain: introduction Chapter 5 Pain evaluation Chapter 6 Pain: step 3, major opioids Chapter 7 Adjuvants Chapter 8 Nausea and vomiting Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal symptoms Chapter 10 Mouth care, feeding, and hydration Chapter 11 Dyspnoea Chapter 12 Neurological symptoms Chapter 13 Psychological symptoms Chapter 14 Skin symptoms Chapter 15 Palliative care emergencies Chapter 16 Malignant diseases Chapter 17 Specific non-malignant diseases Chapter 18 Palliative care in intensive care environments Chapter 19 Practicalities around time of death Chapter 20 Religion and ritual Chapter 21 Bereavement Chapter 22 Communication skills Chapter 23 Communication amongst professionals Chapter 24 Coping skills Chapter 25 Education and training Chapter 26 Formulary