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Paediatric Palliative Medicine


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1: Paediatric palliative medicine- philosophy and practice 2: Models of paediatric palliative care 3: Ethics in palliative care 4: Pain: introduction 5: Pain: evaluation 6: Pain step 3, major opiods 7: Adjuvants 8: Nausea and vomiting 9: Gastrointestinal symptoms 10: Mouth care, feeding and hydration 11: Dyspnoea 12: Neurological symptoms 13: Psychological symptoms 14: Skin symptoms 15: Palliative care emergencies 16: Malignant diseases 17: Specific non-malignant diseases 18: Palliative care in intensive care environments 19: Practicalities around time of death 20: Religion and ritual 21: Bereavement 22: Communication skills 23: Communication among professionals 24: Coping skills 25: Education and training 26: Formulary

About the Author

Richard Hain is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at the Children's Hospital for Wales, UK. Dr Hain's academic background is varied and includes postgraduate degrees in pharmacology, professional education and ethics and theology. He has co-authored over fifty research and review articles, four books on children's palliative medicine and a large number of book chapters. His primary research interest is in the principles and practice of paediatric palliative medicine, and he is increasingly focussing on clinical ethics in children at the end of life. He is honorary Senior Lecturer at Bangor University as well as Visiting Professor at University of Glamorgan. Satbir Singh Jassal is the Medical Director of Rainbows Children's Hospice, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. He is one of the UK's longest serving hospice doctors, and has honorary lecturer status at Cardiff Medical School. In addition, he chairs a number of national groups including the Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine.


`Review1from previous edition ...one 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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