Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care 3rd Edition PDF
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The first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care has been warmly received. We have been encouraged by colleagues to make the material presented here more relevant to non- medical readers. We therefore welcome to our team, Jo Wells, who is a nurse consultant in palliative care. We have added new sections on antibiotics, increased emphasis on nonmalignant disease, learning disabilities, palliative care in developing countries and communication. All the chapters of the first edition have been reviewed and many have been completely rewritten. We hope that the result will be a Handbook which that is useful to the whole of the multiprofessional team and will achieve a better balance than its predecessor. Although the Handbook is somewhat larger than the first edition, we feel that this is a reflection of the rapid changes and progress of this field of clinical practice in a relatively short period. The aim of the Handbook remains as originally stated. We would like to provide a readily accessible source of help to all those who care for people who cannot be cured. This will include generalists and those whose specialty is not palliative care. We hope that the Handbook may also be a useful ready reference for those engaged in full- time palliative, hospice or end- of- life care. We remain proud to be associated with the Oxford University Press Handbook series, and are well aware of the heavy responsibility which this confers.