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Dx/Rx: Palliative Cancer Care

Author(s): V. Tim Malhotra, MD, MPH, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Natalie Moryl, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • ISBN-13: 9780763726393
  • ISBN-10:0763726397
  • Paperback    144 pages      © 2006
Price: $85.95 US List
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Tightly organized into a super-condensed outline bulleted format, this handy, pocket-sized manual details precise, up-to-date information on palliative cancer care. Throughout the book, tables and figures summarize important clinical data and current professional society recommendations, while salient references direct readers to additional information. Current, quick, and concise, for instant access on the ward or in the clinic!

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Pocket-sized for handy reference

Outline bulleted format provides readers with an efficient, convenient resource for finding precise, up-to-date information

Editor’s Preface
Chapter 1: Pain and Cancer
Chapter 2: Classifying Pain
Chapter 3: How To Do a Pain Consult
Chapter 4: Overview of Pain Medication Types
Chapter 5: Opioid Conversions
Chapter 6: Choosing Medications
Chapter 7: Methadone
Chapter 8: Choosing Procedures
Chapter 9: Special Situations
Chapter 10: Definition of Palliative Care
Chapter 11: The Oncologist and Palliative Care
Chapter 12: Communication
Chapter 13: Symptom Management: Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Chapter 14: Symptom Management: Dyspnea, Depression, Fatigue, and Delirium
Chapter 15: Sedation in the Imminently Dying
Chapter 16: Suffering in the Physician
Chapter 17: Challenges and Opportunities for the Physician
Chapter 18: Guidelines in the Care of the Dying Patient
Chapter 19: Racial and Cultural Barriers to Palliative Care

V. Tim Malhotra, MD, MPH-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

V. Tim Malhotra, MD, MPH, is part of the Department of Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Natalie Moryl, MD-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Natalie Moryl, MD, is part of the Department of Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  • “This is a concise reference on a variety of issues facing cancer patients as they near the end of life. The authors address a variety of common symptoms, including pain, neuropathic pain, nausea, constipation, bowel obstruction, dyspnea, depression, and fatigue. The authors also deal with communication barriers, physician stress, medication management, opioid conversions, and pain procedures. The index is accurate and easy to search.”


    -- Tim V. Malhotra, MD, MPH; Natalie Moryl, MD

    Doody Enterprises

    December, 2006