Adapted from a long-running series, this textbook offers evidence-based and clinical expert guidance on caring for patients with serious, life-threatening illness.
This comprehensive textbook offers evidence-based and clinical expert guidance on caring for patients with serious, life-threatening illness. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience is based on a seven-year series of 42 articles originally published in JAMA. It incorporates the perspectives of patients, families, and clinicians.
With support from CHCF, the text has been thoroughly updated and features never-before-published material. It covers a wide range of clinical syndromes, disease processes, communication challenges, health care delivery settings, and issues faced by patients, including withdrawal of dialysis and other life-sustaining measures, cross-cultural approaches, and the role of chemotherapy.
The textbook is available for purchase from a number of vendors, including publisher McGraw-Hill and Amazon.