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Edited by Ian Maddocks, Bruce Brew, Heather Waddy, Ian Williams. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005, £29.99 (softcover), pp 252. ISBN 0-521-67249-x
This book is a well-written introduction to the ideas, philosophy and interventions of palliative care as applied to neurology. It joins a small but growing list of similar works, such as Palliative Care in Neurology (Volz et al, 2004). The focus of the book is around the meaning and application of supportive and palliative care. The first section gives an introduction to the basic tenants of palliative care such as the focus on the patient, communication, and effective team working. The historical …
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