Palliative Care: A Practical Approach (Hardcover)
Palliative care refers to the medical and nursing care meant for people struggling with life-limiting illnesses. It aims at controlling symptoms, reducing pain and providing relief in physical and mental stress at any stage of illness. It focuses on improving the quality of life for the patient as well as their family. The health professionals commonly involved in a palliative care team include nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists. Edmonton Symptoms Assessment Scale (ESAS) is a common method used to assess the symptoms of the patients receiving palliative care. The book studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of palliative care and its utmost significance in modern times. It aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of palliative care and the recent researches in the subject. This book includes contributions of experts and researchers, which will provide innovative insights into this field.