Handbook of Palliative Care, Second Edition

Handbook of Palliative Care, Second Edition

Editor(s): Christina Faull, Yvonne H. Carter, Lilian Daniels

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405121125

Online ISBN: 9780470755877

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755877

About this Book

This handbook is a practical and comprehensive introduction to the field of palliative medicine. It provides clear insight into many of the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative care and will be an invaluable resource to all disciplines involved in palliative care in hospital, hospice and community settings.


1st Edition was the WINNER of the 1999 BMA Medical Book of the Year Prize

Why you should buy this book



  • Comprehensive and authoritative text with a very practical and thorough approach
  • Written by competent experts in the areas of their contributions
  • New sections on heart failure, respiratory failure and end-stage renal failure
  • Coverage of medicine management and complementary medicine in palliative care
  • Discusses important areas of audit and ethical issues in palliative medicine


"The second edition responds to evaluative comments on the first edition in strengthening its multidisciplinary focus and providing a broader professional approach through both the editorial team and contributors. It aims, as before, to embrace practical issues as well as to provide an evidence-based and empirical approach..."
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