Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology, 4th Edition

  • Ann M. Berger
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469822512
  • ISBN-13: 9781469822518
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition of Principles And Practice Of Palliative Care And Supportive Oncology focuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and up-to-date reviews of research and clinical care best practices, but also practical clinical applications to help readers put everything they learn to use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contributing Authors.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Symptoms and Syndromes.
2: Pain.
3: Difficult Pain Syndromes: Neuropathic Pain, Bone Pain, and Visceral Pain.
4: Opioid Pharmacotherapy.
5: Nonpharmacologic Management of Pain.
6: Interventional Approaches to Pain.
7: Pathology of Bone Metastases—Implications for Treatment.
8: Pathophysiology of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.
9: Constitutional Symptoms.
10: Cancer-Related Fatigue.
11: Fever and Sweats.
12: Hot Flashes.
13: Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Syndromes.
14: Anorexia/Weight Loss.
15: Dysphagia/Speech Rehabilitation in Palliative Care.
16: Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting and Treatment-Related Nausea and Vomiting.
17: Assessment and Management of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting.
18: Diarrhea, Malabsorption, and Constipation.
19: Bowel Obstruction.
20: Diagnosis and Management of Effusions.
21: Hiccups and Other Gastrointestinal Symptoms.
22: Biology of Treatment-Induced Mucositis.
23: Oral Manifestations and Complications of Cancer Therapy.
24: Approach to Liver Metastases in Palliative Oncology.
25: Palliative Endoscopic Procedures.
26: Palliative Interventional Radiologic Procedures.
27: Skin.
28: Pruritus.
29: Treatment of Tumor-Related Skin Disorders.
30: Dermatologic Adverse Events During Treatment.
31: Management of Pressure Ulcers and Fungating Wounds.
32: Lymphedema.
33: Principles of Fistula and Stoma Management.
34: Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Syndromes.
35: Dyspnea in the Cancer Patient.
36: Hemoptysis, Airway Obstruction, Bronchospasm, Cough, and Pulmonary Complications/Symptoms of Cancer and Its Treatment.
37: Prevention, Assessment, and Management of Treatment-Induced Cardiac Disease in Cancer Patients.
38: Management of Hypercoagulable States and Coagulopathy.
39: Genitourinary Symptoms and Syndromes.
40: Urologic Issues in Palliative Care.
41: Impact of Hepatic and Renal Dysfunction on Pharmacology of Palliative Care Drugs.
42: Metabolic Disorders.
43: Hypercalcemia.
44: Metabolic Disorders in the Cancer Patient.
45: Infectious Complications/Management.
46: Selected Neurologic Symptoms and Syndromes.
47: Management of Intracranial Metastases.
48: Management of Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Compression.
49: Selected Psychiatric Symptoms and Syndromes.
50: Recognizing and Managing Delirium.
51: Treating Depression at the End of Life.
52: Anxiety.
53: Cognitive Decline Following Cancer Treatment.
54: Substance-Abuse Issues in Palliative Care.
55: Issues in Palliative Care.
56: Definitions and Models.
57: Epidemiology and Prognostication in Advanced Cancer.
58: Hospice.
59: Assessment Issues.
60: Cultural Issues.
61: Communication During Transitions of Care.
62: The Family Meetings.
63: Other Issues in Palliative Care.
64: Psychosocial Consequences of Advanced Cancer.
65: Disorders of Sexuality and Reproduction.
66: Caregiving in the Home.
67: Management of Symptoms in the Actively Dying Patient.
68: Spirituality.
69: Bereavement Care.
70: Staff Stress and Burnout.
71: Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care.
72: Advance Directives, Decision Making, and Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment.
73: Palliative Care: Ethics and the Law.
74: Special Interventions in Supportive and Palliative Care.
75: Hematologic Support of the Cancer Patient.
76: Issues in Nutrition and Hydration.
77: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies in Oncology.
78: Special Populations.
79: Geriatric Palliative Care.
80: Palliative Care in Pediatrics.
81: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Supportive Care.
82: Long-Term Survivorship: Late Effects.
83: Survivorship Issues in Adults.
84: Research Issues in Supportive Care and Palliative Care.
85: Outcomes Assessment in Palliative Care.
86: Measurement of Quality of Life Outcomes.
87: Research Issues: Ethics and Study Design.