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A collaborative in depth online textbook by palliative medicine specialists and doctors with an interest in pallitaive care containing information about terminal illnesses, symptom management and pharmacology, prognostication and other issues relevant to palliative medicine.

Pocketbook of Palliative Medicine

A very concise booklet for junior doctors, specialists and general practioners containing brief, dot-point suggestions for symptom relief. Based on the 2014 Isle of Wight Symptom Relief Guidelines by Dr Graham Grove and Dr Paul Howard, this booklet is adapted for the Australian context. It contains details about the following: medications useful in the last few hours of life; using continuous subcutaneous infusions; using opioids and treating pain; treating respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological and systemic symptoms in palliatave patients; and treating acute complications of cancer.

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