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Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care


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Section 1 Frequently encountered symptoms Section 2 1: Clinical pharmacology 2: Dermatological problems 3: Cardiovascular problems 4: Gastro-intestinal disorders 5: Haematological disorders 6: Metabolic disorders 7: Neurology 8: Orthopaedic disorders 9: Mental health 10: Endocrine problems 11: Respiratory problems 12: Genito-urological disorders 13: Appendix 1 14: Appendix 2 15: Appendix 3 16: Appendix 4 17: Appendix 5

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Professor David Currow MPH, FRACP is Chair of the Department of Palliative and Supportive services, Flinders University; Director of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Daw Park; and Director of the International Institute of Palliative and Supportive Studies, Adelaide, Australia. Dr Katherine Clark MB BS MMed (pain management) FRACP FAChPM, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Palliative Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney Australia. Katherine Clark graduated from Sydney University in 1994. Further medical education since then has included successful completion of a master's degree in pain management in 2004. In 2001, she was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Physician and the Chapter of Palliative Medicine. In 2005, she was made a clinical senior lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University. At present, she is a senior staff specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, in the Department of Palliative Care.


Its small format and resilient soft plastic cover make it easy to carry around and many clinicians will feel empowered to be able to quickly refer to it when face with an emergency which could be life-threatening. ...this book will be invaluable to clinicians. * Oncology News *
This little pocket-sized book provides a guide through the maze...[and] will be very useful for nurses and junior medical staff as a quick reference in their day-to-day work in palliative care. * Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia *

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