Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care 1st Edition PDF Download

Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care 1st Edition PDF Download
by David Hui (Editor), Eduardo Bruera (Editor)

Patients with advanced cancer may develop a number of clinical complications related to tumor progression or a variety of aggressive treatments. The majority of these patients are elderly, often with multiple co-morbidities that require appropriate assessment and management. In the palliative stage of their disease, patients undergo a progressive transition from active acute care to community-based hospice care. This transition requires modification in the diagnostic tests, monitoring procedures and pharmacological treatments to adjust them to the palliative and short-term nature of the care. Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care looks at internal medicine through a prognosis-based framework and provides a practical approach to maximizing comfort and quality of life while minimizing aggressive investigations and therapies for patients with life-limiting disease. Forty-six common internal medicine conditions are organized into nine clinical categories: pulmonary, cardiovascular, nephrologic and metabolic, gastrointestinal, hematologic, infectious, endocrine, rheumatologic, and neuro-psychiatric. This evidence-based resource is ideal for educating clinicians delivering palliative care to cancer patients in acute care facilities about complex internal medicine problems, decision-making regarding diagnostics and therapeutics which require a good understanding of state-of-the-art internal medicine and palliative care principles.
This book is unique because it explains internal medicine through a prognosis-based framework, and provides a practical approach to maximizing comfort and quality of life while minimizing aggressive investigations and therapies for patients with life-limiting disease. Given that patients with advanced cancer often present with complex internal medicine problems, decision making regarding diagnostics and therapeutics requires a good understanding of state-of-the-art internal medicine and palliative care principles. It is the goal of this book to educate clinicians about these fundamental principles and to transform them into practical pearls for learners and practicing clinicians. This book is particularly relevant because palliative care is evolving from a predominantly community-based practice to the acute care setting, in which a good grasp of the complexities of various internal medicine issues is essential for 
care delivery

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