Topics in Palliative Care

Topics in Palliative Care

Number of page: 344
Author: edited by Eduardo Bruera, Russell Portenoy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Category: Medical

The rapidly evolving field of Palliative Care focuses on the management of phenomena that produce discomfort and that undermine the quality of life of patients with incurable medical disorders. The interdisciplinary clinical purview includes those factors – physical, psychological, social, and spiritual – that contribute to suffering, undermine the quality of life, and prevent a death with comfort and dignity. Palliative Care is a fundamental part of clinical practice, the