Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, 2nd Edition
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
Editor: Victor R Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC
Hard Cover, 428 pages; illustrated with 50 B/W figures.
Written by a team of international experts, Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Palliative Care, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide, providing needed information on nutrition and diet to care for terminal patients and others needing palliative care, including nutrition support. It covers physical, cultural and ethical aspects, and bridges the intellectual divide as the content is suitable for novices, educators and experts alike. Chapters provide practical methods, case studies, techniques, and guidelines related to palliative care, including these highlights:
- Pain control
- Use of cannabinoids in palliative nutrition care
- Cachexia related suffering
- Preoperative nutrition assessment and optimization in the cancer patient
- Communications in palliative/end-of-life care: aspects of bad news
- Cultural Aspects of foregoing tube feeding
- Anorexia in cancer
- Palliative care in severe and enduring eating disorders
- Food supplementation and palliative care in HIV
- Appetite regulation in renal failure
- Eating-related distress in terminally ill cancer patients and their family members
- Palliative care of gastroparesis
- Nutritional support in the vegetative state
- Childhood leukemia, malnutrition, and mortality as components of palliative care
- End-of-life decisions in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders
- Quality of life and aspects of diet and nutrition in dying children
Why ASPEN’s Publication Review Committee recommends this book:
Palliative care is an area that deserves more attention in education and training. In a recent survey conducted by TriHealth (Cincinnati, OH), 517 critical care RNs were polled on questions regarding perceived knowledge of palliative care and 38% reported no palliative care education in the previous two years. We recommend this book as it offers a solid reference of various palliative related topics, particularly for those caring for pediatric and adult patients in oncology and terminally ill patients, especially those in hospice. A unique feature of this book is the coverage of cultural beliefs related to nutrition, hydration and end of life issues.
Amy Hess Fischl, MS RDN LDN BC-ADM CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center) wrote. “For healthcare professionals involved in palliative care, this book is a must read”. It is a compendium of the unique nutrition needs in palliative care and each chapter includes tables, textboxes, and figures to highlight key information. The book provides a comprehensive list of resources, organizations, journals, books, and other online sources related to palliative care.
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About the Editor
Victor R Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Kings College London and serves as Director of the Genomics Center. He received his PhD from the University of London. He is a leading expert on biomedical sciences and has a long-standing interest in nutrition, health and disease.