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Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Doreen Oneschuk, Neil Hagen, and Neil MacDonald


Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflect real life clinical practice. The chapters illustrate, through the case studies, the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in this field of medicine. Since publication of the second edition, many approaches to palliative care have been further refined and developed. Ongoing research has led to t ... More

Keywords: palliative care, medical education, case-based approach, clinical practice, case studies, research, neurological disorders, last days, palliative sedation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doreen Oneschuk, editor
Palliative Medicine Physician, Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Neil Hagen, editor
Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Neil MacDonald, editor
Founding Director, Cancer Nutrition - Rehabilitation Program, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Professor of Oncology, McGill University

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