The Palliative Care Handbook offers a thorough understanding of symptoms and treatments which emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to managing patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
The first section of the book provides an explanation of palliative care as well as guidelines for alleviation of the symptoms and challenges commonly encountered. Considerations of the needs of the person with dementia are now embedded throughout this section.
The second section is a comprehensive listing of drug information including unlicensed uses and interactions.
Since its first publication in 1994, The Palliative Care Handbook has been consistently revised, developed and updated to be an essential and practical international resource enabling quality palliative care.
Rod MacLeod is a Senior Consultant in Palliative Care for HammondCare and an Honorary Professor in Palliative Care, University of Sydney. Steve Macfarlane is a Geriatric Psychiatrist and Head of Clinical Services for the Dementia Centre, HammondCare.
1. Iconic and trail-blazing text on managing pain that has backlisted in the 1,000s since first publication in 2013.
2. Researched and developed in Australia by a dedicated pain team who worked closely with palliative patients.
3. Has sold strbily in the trade as an ideal book for practitioners and lay people.