The latest Tarascon pocketbook on palliative care is compact but packs a lot of information in the little package. This book provides a concise resource that covers the goals of palliative care including a section on communication strategies. Symptom management is provided in a well-organized manner. For each symptom, this guide provides background information, evaluation mechanisms, and management strategies in an easy-to-scan list. Next, a section on common emergencies such as active dying, acute bleeding, and cord compression covers a variety of situations that practitioners may encounter. This pocketbock also includes a thorough resource list for further reading.
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Book Reviews| June 01 2013
Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook
Moses BD. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2013. Paperback; 168 pages; $19.95. ISBN-13: 978-1449634216
Crit Care Nurse (2013) 33 (3): 92–93.
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