Living with Dying: A Guide for Palliative Care
The third edition of this successful book has been updated to incorporate the latest advances in the treatment of the terminally ill and includes a ... Show synopsis The third edition of this successful book has been updated to incorporate the latest advances in the treatment of the terminally ill and includes a new section on non-malignant diseases and home care. Based on many years of clinical practice and research at St. Christopher's Hospice in London, the first teaching hospice, Living with Dying presents practical, balanced advice on the general ethical and medical principles of caring for dying patients and considers the details of the control of pain and other symptoms. The book discusses how doctors and other professionals can support the patient and family by sharing the truth with them and understanding their emotional suffering. This will continue to be an invaluable handbook for all family practitioners, hospice physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Patients and their relatives will also find this a compassionate source of factual information.