Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine 5th Edition PDF ebook Free
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By Nathan Cherny (Editor), Marie Fallon (Editor), Stein Kaasa (Editor), Russell K. Portenoy (Editor), David C. Currow (Editor)
The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is the definitive text in the field of palliative medicine. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, offering a global and comprehensive perspective on this rapidly developing speciality.
The multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book. As palliative care has become an established specialty, there is the need for the evidence-base to match other areas of clinical medicine. Ethical and communication issues are explored and the treatment of symptoms is comprehensively covered, with particular focus on the management of pain. The book also includes specific chapters devoted to the role of palliative care in non-malignant diseases and conditions, whilst education and training are highlighted as critical to future best practice.
The fifth edition, available both in print and online, is edited by established leaders in the field. The text provides over 100 chapters written by over 200 international authors, making this a truly comprehensive and global text which no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medical library should be without.
- Series:Oxford Textbook
- Hardcover:1504 pages
- Publisher:Oxford University Press; 5 edition (June 30, 2015)
This edition is dedicated to the memory of Professor Geoffrey Hanks, one of the three founding editors of the textbook and co-editor of the first four editions, who died in June 2013. The standing and quality of the textbook as a work of academic excel- lence reflects Geoffrey’s legacy that spanned almost four decades as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and editor. He was a man of great compassion, wisdom, humour, personal charm, humility, and courage. He served as a teacher, friend, and colleague to all of us. While we are greatly saddened by his untimely death, we are inspired by his legacy. Professor Hanks did not participate in the editing of this edition, but he entrusted the development of this fifth edition to an international team including Nathan I. Cherny (Israel), Marie T. Fallon (Scotland), Russell K. Portenoy (United States), Stein Kaasa (Norway), and David Currow (Australia). In developing the textbook, we are constantly listening to the feedback of the thousands of clinicians and researchers who use this text as a resource and as a benchmark of excellence. The new edition has been substantially revamped. It has many new chapters and new authors, and has new sections devoted to assessment tools, issues in patients with cancer, issues of the very young and very old, and research in palliative care. We also have improved the read- ability and utility of the textbook by producing a smaller and less cumbersome print version and an online version with expanded references, and in some cases, expanded text versions of the chap- ters. There is extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness in the world of palliative medicine and we invite the readers of this book to contribute to its continued evolution by providing feedback to the editors about the book, as a whole or its individual chapters. The information you provide will be used to develop subsequent edi- tions. Comments can be sent to us at [email protected] The two decades since the first edition of this textbook was published have witnessed truly remarkable growth in palliative care—as a specialty practice for many disciplines, as diverse types of health-care delivery systems, and as an intellectual framework for the development of an evidence base, clinical guidelines, and professional education. Growth of their scale is challenging to master, and brings both uncertainties and optimism about the future. In this process we see the challenge in complex issues of continuity, development, and change.