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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine
 

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine (Hardback, 5th Revised edition)

Edited by Cherny, Nathan
Edited by Fallon, Marie (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (CRUK), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK)
Edited by Kaasa, Stein
Edited by Portenoy, Russell K., MD
Edited by Currow, David C.

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Written by an established, comprehensive, multidisciplinary focused, internationally-recognized team, the fifth edition has been fully revised and brought up to date with the inclusion of recent developments in the speciality, to ensure that it retains its reputation as the defin... read full description below.

ISBN 9780199656097
Barcode 9780199656097
Published 7 April 2015 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback, 5th Revised edition
Series Oxford Textbook
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ISBN-13 9780199656097
ISBN-10 0199656096
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 7 April 2015
International Publication Date 30 June 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 5th Revised edition
Edition 5th Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Cherny, Nathan
Edited by Fallon, Marie (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (CRUK), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK)
Edited by Kaasa, Stein
Edited by Portenoy, Russell K., MD
Edited by Currow, David C.
Series Oxford Textbook
Category General Practice
Oncology
Palliative Medicine
Terminal Care Nursing
Number of Pages 1280
Dimensions Width: 223mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 49mm
Weight 3,008g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Palliative treatment
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 616.029
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is the definitive text in the field of palliative medicine. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, offering a global and comprehensive perspective on this rapidly developing speciality. The multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book. As palliative care has become an established specialty, there is the need for the evidence-base to match other areas of clinical medicine. Ethical and communication issues are explored and the treatment of symptoms is comprehensively covered, with particular focus on the management of pain. The book also includes specific chapters devoted to the role of palliative care in non-malignant diseases and conditions, whilst education and training are highlighted as critical to future best practice. The fifth edition, available both in print and online, is edited by established leaders in the field. The text provides over 100 chapters written by over 200 international authors, making this a truly comprehensive and global text which no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medical library should be without.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Updated, well organised, and the coverage is good [...] I think it remains the best book on palliative medicine on the market. Roger Woodruff; Hospicecare.com, January 2016

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Author's Bio

Nathan Cherny is Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Nathan is also Director of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel. Marie Fallon is the St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and is an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stein Kaasa is Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), Norway. Russell K. Portenoy is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, New York, and Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. David C. Currow is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Service at the Flinders Centre for Clinical Change, Flinders University, Australia.

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