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The Medical Care of Terminally Ill Patients, second edition

Since the publication of the first edition of The Medical Care of Terminally Ill Patients, the field of palliative care has progressed significantly, both socially and scientifically. In this new edition, Dr. Robert Enck reviews the results of clinical studies devoted to the care of dying patients. Special attention is given to pain management, management of symptoms, care of advanced cancer patients, and care of patients with nonmalignant diseases. More than 100 new references, a new list of abbreviations, and tables with new drugs and dosages provides valuable information.

Dr. Enck places great emphasis on enhancing the quality of life while addressing the most common symptoms of terminal illness.

About the Author

Robert E. Enck, M.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Reviews

"A very well thought out and organized professional book . . . A thorough book for physicians."—Carolyn Whitman, M.S., R.N., Inside GCM

"This Second Edition demonstrates the enormous advances that have been made in the understanding of the treatment of the terminally ill. It provides the clinician with a clear, readable and practical guide to managing clinical problems at the end of life."—Roger Woodruff, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter

"We can congratulate and thank [Dr. Enck] for adding to the comfort and care of a great many of our fellow human beings as death draws near."—Doody's 3-Star Review

"How can we do a better job of caring for our patients at the end of life? A good start would be to buy and read Robert Enck's Medical Care of Terminally Ill Patients. This concise, easy-to-read book tells you what you need to know. The first chapter estimates duration of survival in patients with cancer, Alzheimer disease, and motor neuron diseases and is alone almost worth the price of the book, but the text holds so much more"—Annals of Internal Medicine, reviewing a previous edition

"An excellent book for any hospice to have for the volunteers, social workers, and physicians. For those who have taken it upon themselves to give home care, this would be an invaluable book."—AIDS Book Review Journal, reviewing a previous edition

"Dr. Enck does an excellent job of summarizing the relevant research. . . The author clearly has wide experience in dealing with terminal care and gives a sensitive and thorough review of the complex medical care issues involved in producing a humane death."—Family Medicine, reviewing a previous edition

"It is an excellent introduction for those internists, family physicians, and others unfamiliar with management of the terminally ill. It serves as a quick reference for hospice physicians, oncologists, and nursing personnel."—Hospice Journal, reviewing a previous edition

"The author concisely suggests treatments of commonly encountered symptoms. The book can be easily used as a quick reference, and be useful to nurses, pharmacists, and physicians in the care of patients with advanced disease."—Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, reviewing a previous edition

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