Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook

Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook

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Pocket Guide, 168 pages, 2013
9781449634216

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Product Code: 400878

Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook

This is the only shirt-pocket sized, quick reference guide for having those difficult conversations with patients and family members who require palliative and hospice care. Practitioners will find helpful ideas as well as guidance on managing difficult to control symptoms whether practicing in a busy clinic, making home visits or managing the hospitalized patient.

Containing communication skill techniques, prognostication tools, symptom management options and ethical issues, this one of a kind, portable guide is an ideal tool for any member of the Palliative Medicine team, including: physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists and more.

Table of Contents:

I Goals of Care

  1. Background
  2. Communication
  3. Ethical Decision-making
  4. Prognostication
  5. Ethnic and Spiritual Concerns

II Symptoms

  1. Gastrointestinal--Genitourinary Symptoms
  2. Neuropsychiatric
  3. Pain
  4. Respiratory
  5. Skin
  6. Emergencies
  7. For Further Reading and References

ISBN #: 9781449634216

Author: B. D. Moses