2012 | ISBN: 0199660395 | English | 592 pages | PDF | 2
While palliative care has adopted a holistic approach to
treatment, medication driven symptom management
ostensibly forms the critical aspect of care.
Pharmacological therapy can be extremely complex
because these patients often have coexisting medical
conditions in addition to symptoms caused by their
terminal disease. The resulting polypharmacy can be
daunting for professionals and can negatively impact on
effectiveness of care.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Drugs in
Palliative Care is a detailed yet concise handbook that will
appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in
the provision of palliative care and medicines information.
Divided into three sections it begins with an overview of
pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over
160 monographs of palliative care drugs, in an easy to
use A - Z format.
Sach und Fachbuecher English