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Palliative Care Formulary UK 5th edition

Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA 2nd edition

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Introducing Palliative Care 5th Edition


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Palliative Care Formulary 5th edition (UK)

PCF is a comprehensive compendium containing a wealth of essential therapeutic information about drugs used in palliative and hospice care. It is unequalled in its range and depth of information.

PCF provides the most authoritative guide to off-label indications for drugs used in palliative care, and includes detailed advice about giving multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion. It is an essential resource for palliative care and hospice specialists, and all who care for patients with end-stage disease. PCF is an established resource which continues to receive worldwide acclaim.

Since the publication of PCF4 in 2011, every drug monograph has been reviewed and updated. Two new chapters cover variability in response to drugs (replaces chapter on Cytochrome P450) and the drug treatment of pruritus. To aid comparison, several sets of drug monographs have been streamlined into single generic monographs, notably Bisphosphonates, Cannabinoids, Haemostatics, LMWH, Opioid antagonists, Psychostimulants.

Although written primarily with cancer patients in mind, PCF5 contains specific material relating to several other life-limiting diseases e.g. COPD, congestive heart failure, renal failure, and Parkinson's disease. PCF also includes a number of Quick Prescribing Guides and Quick Clinical Guides.

'Just occasionally you pick up a book which makes you wonder how you ever managed without it. PCF is one of those happy occasions.'
Palliative Medicine

'Accessible, clear and extremely well referenced, the PCF is a succinct pharmacological text for palliative care physicians and nurses.'
Hospice Bulletin

'First class. Highly recommended.'
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

'A must.'
Hospital Doctor

‘The PCF has always been, in my opinion, a core text for the specialty and has no serious rivals.’
Palliative Medicine

‘The PCF4 is excellent. I use it every day and recommend it to all my colleagues..’
Andrea D Manazza, MD, PhD, Palliative Care Home Team, ASL Territorial Health Centre, Torino4, Piedmont, Italy.

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Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA 2nd edition

HPCF USA is a comprehensive compendium which brings together a wealth of essential therapeutic information about drugs commonly used in hospice and palliative care, and about drugs for use in special circumstances by (or in conjunction with) specialists in hospice and palliative care.

It has been developed from the British Palliative Care Formulary specifically for health professionals working in the USA. With cumulative global sales approaching 100,000 copies, the Formulary is an established resource which has received widespread acclaim. This expanded second edition incorporates numerous updates, providing a wealth of important new information.

HPCF USA is unparalleled in the range and depth of information it contains. It is an essential resource also for oncologists and other specialists who care for patients with advanced cancer or other progressive end-stage disease.

HPCF USA highlights drugs given for off-label indications or routes, and deals comprehensively with the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.

‘The information is up to date and prepared with extreme care. This handbook should be available to staff involved with inpatient consultation, inpatient units of care, and home visits.’
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

‘...provides just about all you need to know about prescribing medications in palliative care.’
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

"Invaluable resource for all professionals in the US caring for patients approaching the end of life. Every hospital, pharmacy, hospice should have one."
Dr. Gary R. Johnson DVM, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor at John Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, USA

"I have put the book into service and I love it. It's truly a most useful and engaging piece of work. I'm going to buy several more to give as Christmas gifts!"
Stanley M. Hall, APRN-BC, FNP, ACHPN, Department of Palliative Medicine, St. Luke's Health System of Idaho, USA

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Palliative Care Formulary Canadian edition

PCF is a comprehensive compendium which brings together a wealth of essential therapeutic information about drugs commonly used in hospice and palliative care, and about drugs for use in special circumstances by (or in conjunction with) specialists in hospice and palliative care.

This edition has been prepared specifically for health professionals in Canada. The corresponding UK edition, was highly commended in the Medical Book Competition of the British Medical Association. With cumulative global sales of 100,000 copies, the Formulary is an established resource which has received widespread acclaim.

PCF is unparalleled in the range and depth of information it contains. It is an essential resource also for oncologists and other specialists who care for patients with advanced cancer or other progressive end-stage disease.

PCF highlights drugs given for off-label indications or routes, and deals comprehensively with the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.

‘Since its first edition in 1998, PCF has established itself as one of the essential books for any healthcare professional involved in palliative care... PCF [is] a core text for the specialty and has no serious rivals.’
Palliative Medicine

‘The information is up to date and prepared with extreme care. This handbook should be available to staff involved with inpatient consultation, inpatient units of care, and home visits.’
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

‘First class. Highly recommended.’
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

‘A colossal work of research, this formulary informs novice doctors, pharmacists and nurses who care for those end-of-life illnesses, but is also a practical guide for the veteran....an excellent pharmaceutical resource...’
Journal of Palliative Care

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Introducing Palliative Care

Introducing Palliative Care is a highly successful and well-established introductory text for palliative care. Over two decades, it has been used by medical students, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in the UK and beyond. It has been translated into several other European languages, and a special economy edition has been available in Africa and India since 2003.

This fifth edition (IPC5) sees a move from single authorship to a collaborative project between the palliativedrugs.com Editorial team and eight new contributors.

IPC5 covers the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Irelands recommended curriculum for medical undergraduates. It is thus a key resource for medical students, which will also serve them well as junior hospital doctors and beyond.

IPC5 has much expanded sections on ethics, the law, children, symptom management and contains the Essential Palliative Care Formulary.

Although medically oriented, there is much of use to undergraduates and graduates of other disciplines. The clinical focus is on advanced cancer but the general principles and most of the details are equally applicable to patients dying from other incurable progressive life-threatening conditions.

‘We all need one book that we know, thumb often, trust and refer to. This palliative care book fills all these roles for staff at every grade. End of life care is everyones business; if used to the full, this book can and will improve patient care in all settings.’
Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

‘This new collaborative edition is the best of the best. Its clear, concise, balance of theory and application is admirable and is replete with practical wisdom. This is required reading for anyone serious about caring for the dying well, for it is long enough to be useful and short enough to be digestible.’
President of the Association for Palliative Medicine

‘The holistic and multimodal approach of this book, which builds on the total pain model of Dame Cicely Saunders, is particularly to be commended.’
Professor Irene Higginson, Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, Kings College London

‘This book is not just a symptom control handbook, it covers all aspects of holistic care in an easy to read and navigable format. It will become an old friend - get to know it!’
Dr Fiona Rawlinson, Programme Director, Palliative Care Education, Cardiff University