Handbook Of Pain And Palliative Care

Author: Rhonda J. Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441916504
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Handbook Of Pain And Palliative Care from the Author: Rhonda J. Moore. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include: ▪ Patient-practitioner communication ▪ Assessment tools and strategies ▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan ▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain ▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions ▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches ▪ Ethical issue and future directions With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.

Clinical Hypnosis In Pain Therapy And Palliative Care

Author: Maria Paola Brugnoli
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087679
Size: 13.50 MB
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Clinical Hypnosis In Pain Therapy And Palliative Care from the Author: Maria Paola Brugnoli. Anesthetist and pain specialist, Maria Paola Brugnoli, brings together her experience, knowledge and emotional intelligence in this integrative work on clinical hypnosis and pain management. In it, she presents a new system approach to study the neurophysiological states of consciousness to improve the use of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness in pain therapy and palliative care. The book explores the fields of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness as applied to the therapy of suffering and various type of acute and chronic pain, and in dying patients. It is organized in order to show all scientific neuropsychological theories currently in use regarding various types of pain and suffering. The author’s deep sensitivity is most notable in her attention to the dignity of the person in pain. She gathers together the techniques for distracting them from the painful present and transporting them to another dimension. One can imagine her psychological hand-holding and support as she moves her patients from suffering to relief. Ample scripts are provided to the reader for many inductions. The handbook is enriched by medical and hypnotic techniques for pain analgesia as well as hypnotic deepening techniques to activate spiritual awareness. It also indicates when and how to use them with children and adults. With extensive references, this book offers accessible concepts and practical suggestions to the reader. It highlights the relational and the creative process, encouraging each clinician to find his or her own way of facilitating the mechanisms in the patient to alleviate pain and suffering. This book is intended for all the professionals working every day with pain and suffering.

Oxford American Handbook Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine And Supportive Care

Author: Sriram Yennurajalingam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199375321
Size: 22.57 MB
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Oxford American Handbook Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine And Supportive Care from the Author: Sriram Yennurajalingam. The Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care is an easily-navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. The table of contents follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of students, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. Succinct, evidence-based, topically-focused content is supplemented by extensive tables, algorithms, and clinical pearls. This edition includes new sections on grief and bereavement, medical marijuana, and physician assisted suicide, and has been updated throughout to incorporate National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook Of Pain Management

Author: Jane Ballantyne
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN:
Size: 25.23 MB
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The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook Of Pain Management from the Author: Jane Ballantyne. The Second Edition of this highly popular pocket guide presents the state-of-the-art approaches to pain management that are currently taught and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This completely revised new edition is even more user-friendly and clinical than its predecessor. All chapters are updated and 15 new chapters cover epidemiology of pain; quantitative sensory testing; neuroradiology; psychopharmacology for pain; pre-emptive analgesia for acute pain; chronic pain and the difficult patient; physical therapy in chronic pain; neuropathic pain syndromes; depression and pain; pain and drug addiction; pain and suffering; symptom management; palliative care; radiotherapy and cancer pain; and radiopharmaceuticals. A great pocket reference that can be used on the floor daily.

Oxford Handbook Of Palliative Care

Author: Max Watson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199234353
Size: 25.13 MB
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Oxford Handbook Of Palliative Care from the Author: Max Watson. This practical guide briefly covers the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care and the growth of palliative medicine as a specialty, before dealing with major physical, psychological, spiritual, and symptom management issues from diagnosis to bereavement care.

Symptom Management Algorithms

Author: Linda Wrede-Seaman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888411201
Size: 23.49 MB
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Symptom Management Algorithms from the Author: Linda Wrede-Seaman. Excellent resource for those caring for patients with distressing symptoms in hospice, cancer or community settings. Includes detailled nursing assessments of etiologies of distressing symptoms, treatment guidelines using the algorithmic model for pain, dyspnea, diarrhea, and all other distressing conditions as well as common issues such as skin care, seizure protocols, management of falls, including lots of tables for adujuvant therapies, scales to use for documentation of care, and non pharmacologic interventions. Caring communication, spiritual assessment and guidelines as well as cultural sensitivity guides are included. An awesome practical pocket sized book for anyone in the hospice and palliative care field.

Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care

Author: David Kissane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620815
Size: 42.41 MB
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Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care from the Author: David Kissane. This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinical wisdom, draws on historical approaches and presents a state-of-the-art curriculum for applied communication skills training for the specialist oncologist, surgeon, nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members involved in cancer care today. In this book communication is broken down into key modules that cover the life-cycle of cancer care. They include coverage of diagnosis and treatment including clinical trials, empathic support in response to distress, transition to survivorship or palliative therapies, discussion of prognosis, conduct of family meetings, and care of the dying. Complementary training of patients in their communication with the doctor completes the interactive dyad. The art of teaching, impact of gender and power in the consultation and the ethical context are carefully considered. Special communication challenges include discussion of genetic risk, rehabilitative and salvage surgery, promotion of treatment adherence, unanticipated adverse outcomes, intercultural issues, fertility and sexuality. The value of decision aides, question prompt lists, audio-recording of consultations and use of the internet is illustrated. By looking across the full spectrum of disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary team, discipline-specific issues are considered by experts in each field. In this manner, the needs of patients and their relatives are evaluated, including paediatric and geriatric populations. To achieve all of this, theoretical models are examined from the medical school to the highly specialized practice, facilitation training and actor training are made explicit, and international approaches to communication skills training are compared and contrasted. Finally, research tools that assist in coding cancer consultations, evaluating training courses, and employing mixed methods in studies aid the reader in providing clear and sensitive communication when handling challenging situations whilst treating cancer sufferers and palliative care patients.

The Palliative Care Handbook

Author: Rod Macleod
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780987582874
Size: 73.76 MB
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The Palliative Care Handbook from the Author: Rod Macleod. 'This handbook is not for the bookshelf but will be kept close at hand as an essential and trusted palliative care resource.' - A/Prof Colm Cunningham Director, Dementia Centre The Palliative Care Handbook is an internationally best-selling and highly accessible resource for supporting palliative care where ever it occurs. Not only widely used by doctors and nurses, it is has a strong record of assisting patients and families as they seek simple, brief and accurate information about the symptoms and treatments they encounter. 'Recently when my mother was facing her last days, I had trouble understanding the medications that were being recommended and symptoms that were of concern. I came across a copy of The Palliative Care Handbook and within minutes found a brief and easy to understand description of the things my mum was going through - and not just physical, but emotional and spiritual too. I then looked up the drugs that had been prescribed and this helped me feel much better informed.' Andrew, NSW. The three authors are international experts in their fields and author Professor Rod MacLeod recently was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to palliative care. It is significant the eighth edition includes section in dementia as palliative care for people with dementia is an increasing issues. NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, will launch the latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook in Sydney on November 18. This is the first edition of the book to be made available through bookstores "Now updated to include sections on dementia, nutrition and deprescribing, as well as the latest drug information, the eight edition of The Palliative Care Handbook continues to be an essential guide in end-of-life care for use by clinicians as well as patients and families. Further online resources available from palliativecarebridge.com.au"

Handbook Of Palliative Care

Author: Christina Faull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118426819
Size: 78.25 MB
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Handbook Of Palliative Care from the Author: Christina Faull. A Practical and Comprehensive Introduction to the Field of Palliative Medicine "This is not so much a handbook of palliative care as the handbook of palliative care." —Palliative Medicine The Third Edition of the BMA's 1999 Medical Book of the Year provides valuable insights into the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative care. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in palliative care no matter what the setting—be it hospital, hospice, or community. Handbook of Palliative Care, Third Edition provides the what, how, and why of palliative care, helping providers follow best practices developed by specialists and supported by available research. It handily combines clinical practice and theoretical concepts in a succinct format, making the latest knowledge easy to find and apply. The Third Edition provides: Comprehensive and authoritative information as well as thorough detail on how to apply it Guidance from UK and North American clinicians who are experts in their field Up-to-date overviews of medicine management and complementary medicine in palliative care Considerations of audit and ethical issues in palliative medicine New chapters tackling important issues like Choice, Equality, and Diversity; Dementia; and Advance Care Planning A thoroughly revised chapter on cancer complications including the latest on lymphoedema This Third Edition of Handbook of Palliative Care is the book for doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, social workers, family members, and anyone involved with or providing palliative care. The First Edition was the winner of the 1999 BMA Medical Book of the Year Prize.

Handbook Of Pain Management

Author: Ronald Melzack
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780443072017
Size: 79.82 MB
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Handbook Of Pain Management from the Author: Ronald Melzack. A concise overview of the most important information about every clinical aspect of pain. It is for health care professionals, in practice and in training, involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic pain problems. The handbook is divided into three sections: clinical pain states, therapeutic approaches, and special problems of assessment and management. The emphasis throughout is on the diagnosis and treatment of clinical pain states and includes recent advances in all aspects of therapy. A special section is devoted to assessing and managing the most challenging problems: pain in children, burn pain, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, gender-related pain, AIDS-related pain and pain in the elderly.