The second edition of the Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care builds upon the strengths of the previous edition, providing an alternative approach to this ever-growing specialty. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook continues to provide the essential guidance for those either embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field.
With additional chapters covering all the different aspects of supportive care, the second edition expands upon its unique evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. It features an entirely new section on the assessment and management of effects of medical treatments as well as a new section on rehabilitation and survivorship. This edition also contains new material on chemotherapy- and radiation therapy-induced emesis, geriatric palliative care, and hormonal therapy and targeted agents.
With an emphasis on providing palliative service anywhere in the world, including the need to provide such care in developing nations, the book is an ideal complement to the narrative approach of other texts on the topic. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative and support care nurses and other health professionals on the palliative care team.
About the Author
Eduardo Bruera, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Irene J. Higginson, BMed Sci, BMBS, FFPHM, PhD, FRCP, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, San Diego, California, USA