INCTR Palliative Care Handbook
This genuinely pocket-sized handbook (4.75”12cm x 5.5”/14.5 cm)is designed for palliative care non professionals and students. Now in its third edition and produced by an international editorial board, this attractive user-friendly guide is primarily aimed at those who have completed some basic training in palliative care but who are not specialists in the field. It provides guidance in the daily management of common palliative care problems encountered not only when caring for patients with cancer but also those facing other life-limiting illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.
The Handbook is presented in five sections: Basic Clinical Care; Psychosocial care; Appendices (including the WHO Pain Ladder and the Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life); a list of Prescribed Drugs/Medications (including notes on their pharmacology; recommended dosing; and known unwanted effects) and a Self-Care checklist. A blank section is provided at the end of the book for personal notes. Ring bound and printed on glossy paper, the Handbook draws attention to the philosophy of Palliative Care, the need for good assessment, the importance of paediatric care and ‘balanced care’.
Written at the request of oncologists, cancer nurses, social workers and others who collaborate with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), the INCTR Palliative Care Handbook has been endorsed by a number of leading international cancer and palliative care organisations including African Organisation for Research and Treatment in Cancer (AORTIC), African Palliative Care Association (APCA), BC Cancer Agency, Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology, Middle East Cancer Consortium (MEC), Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Pallium India, and Victoria Hospice, British Columbia Canada.