The Palliative Care Handbook This ninth edition has been updated by authors Prof Rod MacLeod and Dr Stephen Macfarlane to include.. Product #: TPCHB-933-999-B003-1650 Regular price: $18.17 $18.17
The Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook is a sought-after resource globally and now for the first time this new edition includes extensive support for advanced dementia.

A popular resource promoting clinical excellence in palliative care, this ninth edition has been updated by authors Professor Rod MacLeod and Dr Stephen Macfarlane to include comprehensive guidelines for people with dementia receiving end-of-life care.

It builds on previous editions to address the fact that dementia is now a leading cause of death across the globe but that often people with dementia are more likely to receive the palliative care that they need.

Although small in size – for ease of use by clinicians – the book’s impact is large and is often purchased by families and patients to help them understand the symptoms, treatments and drugs they are encountering.

The Palliative Care Handbook offers a thorough understanding of symptoms and treatments which emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to managing patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

The first section of the book provides an explanation of palliative care as well as guidelines for alleviation of the symptoms and challenges commonly encountered. Considerations of the needs of the person with dementia are now embedded throughout this section.

The second section is a comprehensive listing of drug information including unlicensed uses and interactions.

Since its first publication in 1994, The Palliative Care Handbook has been consistently revised, developed and updated to be an essential and practical international resource enabling quality palliative care.

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Rod MacLeod is a Senior Consultant in Palliative Care for HammondCare and an Honorary Professor in Palliative Care, University of Sydney.

Steve Macfarlane is a Geriatric Psychiatrist and Head of Clinical Services for the Dementia Centre, HammondCare.

SKY News Australia's Saturday Agenda about palliative care and dementia:

'This new edition of The Palliative Care Handbook will continue to support excellence in palliative care around the wolrd and now also support a growing awareness of the palliative needs of people with dementia.' A/Prof Colm Cunningham

'Recently when my mother was facing her last days, I had trouble understanding the medications that were being recommended and symptoms that were of concern. I came across a copy of The Palliative Care Handbook and within minutes found a brief and easy to understand description of the things my mum was going through…' Andrew, family carer. 

Softcover: 172 pages
Publisher: HammondCare Media (June 2018)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0648241577
Product Dimensions: 180 x 120 x 10 mm
Shipping Weight: 210 grams

eBook versions

The Palliative Care Handbook is now available for Kindle (Amazon).