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Drugs in palliative care /
Andrew Dickman.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
description
p. ; cm.
ISBN
9780199563975 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
isbn
9780199563975 (alk. paper)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- List of AbbreviationsChapter 1 - Clinical pharmacology overview 1.1. Introduction1.2. Pharmacokinetics1.3. Pharmacodynamics1.4. Pharmacogenetics1.5. Drug InteractionsChapter 2 - Prescribing guidance 2.1. Unlicensed use of medicines2.2. Legal categories of medicines2.3. Independent prescribing - palliative care issues2.4. Travelling abroad with medicines2.5. Management of pain2.6. Managing nausea and vomiting2.7. Managing constipation2.8. Discontinuing and/or switching antidepressants2.9. Continuous subcutaneous infusions2.10. Use of drugs in end-of-life careChapter 3 - Drug Monographs A-Z .
general note
Includes index.
abstract
"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 co-existing 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.The practitioner requires a simple, easy to navigate reference source that provides succinct and pertinent drug information. This detailed yet concise handbook will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. It begins with an overview of pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 100 entries of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7163067
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'Overall, this book represents a lot of useful information in an accessible format. There is some overlap with existing resources, such as the British National Formulary and the Palliative Care Formulary, but this book is more concise, making information easier to access. Its focus on palliative care makes it most suitable for specialists in that field; however, the symptom management guides can also be useful for generalists.' - European Journal of PalliativeCare
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a practical, easily accessible A-Z of the common drugs encountered in palliative care.
Long Description
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 co-existing 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.The practitioner requires a simple, easy to navigate reference source that provides succinct and pertinent drug information. This detailed yet concise handbook will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. It begins with an overview of pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 100 entries of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format.
Main Description
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 co-existing 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. The practitioner requires a simple, easy to navigate reference source that provides succinct and pertinent drug information. This detailed yet concise handbook will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. It begins with an overview of pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 100 entries of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format.
Main Description
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 co-existing medical conditions in addition to symptomscaused by their terminal disease. The resulting polypharmacy can be daunting for professionals and can negatively impact on effectiveness of care.The practitioner requires a simple, easy to navigate reference source that provides succinct and pertinent drug information. This detailed yet concise handbook will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. It begins withan overview of pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 100 entries of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Clinical pharmacology overview
Introduction
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacogenetics
Drug Interactions
Prescribing guidance
Unlicensed use of medicines
Legal categories of medicines
Independent prescribing - palliative care issues
Travelling abroad with medicines
Management of pain
Managing nausea and vomiting
Managing constipation
Discontinuing and/or switching antidepressants
Continuous subcutaneous infusions
Use of drugs in end-of-life care
Drug Monographs A-Z
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