3rd Edition

Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

    974 Pages 29 Color & 72 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    974 Pages 29 Color & 72 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new edition provides the essential clinical guidance both for those embarking upon a career in palliative medicine and for those already established in the field. A team of international experts here distil what every practitioner needs to know into a practical and reliable resource.

    List of contributors

    1. The development of hospice and palliative care

    Kate Kirk

    2. Palliative care as a public health issue

    Irene J. Higginson and Massimo Costantini

    3. Palliative care as a primary care issue

    Scott A. Murray, Sebastien Moine, and Kirsty Boyd

    4. The future of palliative medicine

    Charles F. Von Gunten and Irene J. Higginson

    5. Palliative care and supportive care

    Eduardo Bruera

    6. Ethics in the practice of palliative care

    Nelia Jain and James A. Tulsky

    7. Undergraduate education in palliative medicine

    Linh My Thi Nguyen

    8. Graduate education for nonspecialists

    Fiona Rawlinson and Ilora G. Finlay

    9. Challenges of research in palliative and supportive medicine

    Irene J. Higginson

    10. The population: Who are the subjects in palliative medicine research?

    Claudia Bausewein and Fliss E.M. Murtagh

    11. Study designs in palliative medicine

    Massimo Costantini

    12. Outcome measurement in palliative care

    Joan M. Teno

    13. Ethics in palliative care research

    Jonathan Koffman and Emel Yorganci

    14. Adoption of palliative care: The engineering of organizational change

    Winford E. (Dutch) Holland and Eduardo Bruera

    15. Principles of measuring the financial outcomes of specialist palliative care programs

    J. Brian Cassel and Thomas J. Smith

    16. Population-based needs assessment for patients and those important to them, such as families

    Irene J. Higginson and Richard Harding

    17. Models of palliative care delivery

    Eduardo Bruera and Jessica H. Brown

    18. Home palliative care

    Heather Grant and Dana Lustbader

    19. Palliative care unit

    Karen Macmillan, Kelley Fournier, Beth Tupala, and Kim Crowe Mackinnon

    20. Multidimensional patient assessment

    Marvin Omar Delgado Guay and Alexander Harding

    21. Tools for pain and symptom assessment

    Victor T. Chang

    22. Quality of life assessment in palliative care

    Richard Sawatzky and S. Robin Cohen

    23. Pathophysiology of chronic pain

    Sebastiano Mercadante

    24. Causes and mechanisms of pain in palliative care patients

    Michal Kubiak, Marieberta Vidal, Suresh K. Reddy

    25. Opioid analgesics

    Geana Paula Kurita, Stein Kaasa, and Per Sjøgren

    26. Assessment and management of opioid side effects

    Shalini Dalal

    27. Adjuvant analgesic medications

    Jessica Geiger

    28. Alternative routes for systemic opioid delivery

    Raffaele Giusti, Monica Bosco, Maurizio Lucchesi, and Carla Ida Ripamonti

    29. Interventional pain procedures in palliative care

    Po-Yi Paul Su, Ann Cai Shah, and Sarah Gebauer

    30. Pain management in pediatrics

    Kevin Madden

    31. Pain in the older adult

    Linh My Thi Nguyen and Michelle Peck

    32. Neuropathic pain

    Paolo Marchettini, Fabio Formaglio, and Marco Lacerenza

    33. Bone cancer pain and skeletal complications

    Yoko Tarumi

    34. Breakthrough (episodic) pain in cancer patients

    Shirley H. Bush

    35. Somatic symptoms, symptom clusters, and symptom burden

    David V. Nelson and Diane M. Novy

    36. Pain in patients with alcohol and drug dependence

    Leah Couture, Malisa Dang, and Danielle Noreika

    37. Cachexia–anorexia syndrome

    Paul Zelensky, Mallika Dammalapati, and Egidio Del Fabbro

    38. Nausea/vomiting

    Sebastiano Mercadante

    39. Constipation

    Charu Agrawal and Karina Shih

    40. Jaundice

    Nathan I. Cherny and Norman Levan

    41. Malignant bowel obstruction

    Carla I. Ripamonti, Alexandra M. Easson, and Hans Gerdesh

    42. Endoscopic treatment of digestive symptoms

    Pasquale Spinelli

    43. Mechanism, assessment, and management of fatigue

    Sean Hutchinson, Sriram Yennurajalingam

    44. Breathlessness

    Claudia Bausewein, Sara Booth

    45. Other respiratory symptoms (cough, hiccup, and secretions)

    Regina M. Mackey and Francisco Loaiciga

    46. Depression/anxiety

    Tatsuo Akechi

    47. Delirium

    Yesne Alici and William S. Breitbart

    48. Sleep disturbances in advanced cancer patients

    Delmer A. Montoya and Sriram Yennurajalingam

    49. Counseling in palliative care

    Sophie A. McGilvray and David W. Kissane

    50. Hope in end-of-life care

    Cheryl L. Nekolaichuk

    51. Dehydration and rehydration

    Robin L. Fainsinger

    52. Fever, sweats, and hot flashes

    Ahsan Azhar and Shalini Dalal

    53. Pruritus

    Michael Tang, Katie Taylor, and Andrew Thorns

    54. Infections in palliative care

    Rudolph M. Navari

    55. Pediatric palliative wound care: The unique anatomy and physiology of neonatal skin

    Ann Marie Nie and Joyce M. Black

    56 Mouth care

    Flavio Fusco

    57. Fistulas

    Maurizio Lucchesi, Fabio Fulfaro, Raffaele Giusti, and Carla Ida Ripamonti

    58. Assessment and management of lymphedema

    Ying Guo and Mark V. Schaverien

    59. Hypercalcemia

    Kimberson Tanco and Saima Rashid

    60. Hemorrhage

    Timothy Fuller, Kencee Graves, and Jen-Yu Wei

    61. Spinal cord compression

    Maitry Patel, Adrian Cozma, Edward Chow, and Srinivas Raman

    62. Clinical features and management of superior vena cava syndrome

    Álvaro Sanz, María Luisa del Valle, and Carlos Centeno

    63. Acute pain and management

    Mellar P. Davis

    64. Suicide

    Daniel C. McFarland, Yesne Alici, and William S. Breitbart

    65. Cancer: Radiotherapy

    Adrian Cozma, Maitry Patel, Edward Chow, and Srinivas Raman

    66. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted agents, and immunotherapy

    David Hui

    67. Integrative medicine in supportive and palliative care

    Gabriel Lopez, Santhosshi Narayanan, Wenli Liu, and Lorenzo Cohen

    68. Neurological diseases

    Tobias Walbert and Joel Phillips

    69. End-stage congestive heart failure

    Sam Straw, Klaus K. Witte, and Mark T. Kearney

    70. Geriatric palliative care

    Kimberson Tanco and Maxine De La Cruz

    71. Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Daisy J.A. Janssen, Lynn F. Reinke, and J. Randall Curtis

    72. Other infectious diseases: Malaria, rabies, tuberculosis

    Richard Harding, Rene Krause, and Sue Marsden

    73. Practical resources for palliative care development in countries with limited resources: An IAHPC perspective

    Liliana De Lima

    74. Prognostic indicators of survival

    Morena Shkodra, Augusto T. Caraceni, Marco Maltoni, and Caterina Modonesi

    75. Palliative sedation

    Nathan I. Cherny A.M.

    76. Staff stress and burnout in palliative care

    Aimee E. Anderson and Eduardo Bruera

    77. Spiritual care

    Marvin Omar Delgado Guay and Alexander Harding

    78. Family caregivers and cultural sensitivity

    Rony Dev and Ali Haider

    79. Bereavement

    Victoria H. Raveis

    80. Children of palliative care patients

    Estela Beale and Sujin Ann-Yi

    81. Neutropenic fever

    Hiroshi Ishiguro and Harumi Gomi

    82. Side effects of radiation therapy

    Michael Wang, Elizabeth Barnes, and Alysa Fairchild

    83. Cardiac and pulmonary toxicities of treatments

    Marieberta Vidal

    84. Oral complications of cancer therapies

    Siri Beier Jensen and Deborah P. Saunders

    85. Dermatologic side effects

    Jen-Yu Wei and Michael Goodblatt

    86. Peripheral neuropathy and neurotoxicity

    Sheetal Shroff, Akhil Shivaprasad, and Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats

    87. Sex and sexuality

    Mary K. Hughes

    88. Managing communication challenges with patients and families

    Anthony L. Back

    89. Supportive and palliative care for patients with HIV infection

    Richard Harding, Elizabeth J. Chuang, and Peter A. Selwyn

    90. Implantable cardiac devices

    Laura J. Morrison

    91. Supportive care for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease

    Sara N. Davison

    92. Palliative care in the emergency department

    Travis DeVader and Tammie Quest

    93. Optimal Symptom Management in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    Katie N. Kanter, Allison Kestenbaum, Thomas W. LeBlanc, and Eric J. Roeland

    94. The end of therapy: Building the psychosocial and spiritual bridges to survivorship

    Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay and Paige Farinholt

    95. Rehabilitation in the acute and chronic care setting

    George J. Francis and Ki Y. Shin

    96. Long-term cognitive function

    Asao Ogawa

    97. Gonadal functions and reproductive health

    Koji Kawai, Miyuki Harada, Yutaka Osuga, and Hiroyuki Nishiyama

    98. Pulmonary rehabilitation

    Ryo Kozu



    Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM is Professor and Chair, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

    Irene J. Higginson, OBE, BMedSci, BMBS, PhD, FMedSci, FRCP, FFPHM is Professor and Director, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King's College London, UK

    Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD is Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio, USA

    Tatsuya Morita, MD is Director, Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Hamamatsu, and Adjunct Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

    "... a succinct and thorough review of industry trends and evidence-based practice …  individual chapters represent a vast knowledge base." - Doody's Review