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Paediatric Palliative Medicine


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1. Philosophy in practice ; 2. Models of paediatric palliative care ; 3. Ethics ; 4. Introduction to pain ; 5. Pain evaluation ; 6. Pain steps 1 and 2 ; 7. Pain step 3 drugs ; 8. Adjuvants ; 9. Nausea and vomiting ; 10. Gastrointestinal Symptoms ; 11. Mouth care, feeding, hydration ; 12. Dyspnoea ; 13. Neurological symptoms ; 14. Psychological ; 15. Skin Symptoms ; 16. Emergencies ; 17. Malignant diseases ; 18. Non-malignant diseases ; 19. Practicalities ; 20. Religion and ritual corrections ; 21. Bereavement ; 22. Communication skills ; 23. Communication skills with professionals ; 24. Coping skills ; 25. Education and training ; 26. Formulary

About the Author

Satbir Jassal has been a full time General Practitioner for 19 years. He has written and edited the Rainbows Symptom Control Manual and co-authored Paediatric Palliative Care Guidelines for Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire Cancer Network. He is editor of Paed Pall Lit, an international abstract journal on paediatric palliative care. He is a lecturer for the Cardiff University diploma in Paediatrics Palliative Medicine and is a Trustee on the board for ACT and a non-executive member of the board at Rainbows Children's Hospice. His main interests are in education and in improving the standards of care in children's hospices, hospitals and the wider community.

Reviews of the most authoritative books on paediatric palliative care. ehospice, Nov 2012 This concise, portable and practical handbook serves its remit well. European Journal of Palliative Care This succinct manual covers many important aspects of pediatric palliative medicine. Its portability and the wealth of subjects it covers make it useful for anyone practicing in this field. University of Washington Medical Center

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