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The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine: The Dying Mind, 2nd Edition
Author: AD (Sandy) Macleod, Foreword by Ian Maddocks
Pages:  251   Soft Cover
ISBN 13:
Radcliffe Publishing  2011
List Price:  $

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Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the highest):

Organization of information:    3

Usefulness of book:     3

Suitable for intended audience:    4

Author’s objectives met:      4

Significant number of illustrations:     2

Quality of illustrations:    n/a (tables)


This Second Edition of The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine remains a practical and pragmatic distillation of the psychiatry relevant to the terminally ill. Revised throughout and greatly expanded by the addition of two entirely new chapters, it reviews the major psychiatric syndromes encountered in palliative care – depression, anxiety, delirium – and examines psychopharmacological and psychological interventions in detail. It succinctly considers the psychiatric aspects of pain, sleep, cognitive impairment, terminal neurodegenerative diseases, sedation, artificial feeding and euthanasia. The dying, chronically ill psychiatric patient is also discussed.

The author has drawn on his great experience in both consultation-liaison psychiatry and palliative medicine to produce an essential, evidence-based guide for all healthcare professionals involved in palliative care. These include consultants and senior nurses, as well as psychiatrists, especially consultation-liaison psychiatrists, and trainees.


Table of Contents:

bullet Psychiatry and palliative medicine  

bullet Adjustment and anxiety  

bullet Psychological issues and dying  

bullet Families and caregivers  

bullet Psychiatry, spirituality and palliative medicine  

bullet Pain and psychiatry  

bullet Other symptoms and the psyche  

bullet Depression  

bullet Delirium  

bullet Sleep, sedation and coma  

bullet Neoplasms  

bullet Cognitive dysfunction and dementia  

bullet Terminal neurological disorders  

bullet Chronic mental illness and dying  

bullet Euthanasia and psychiatry  

bullet Psychopharmacology  



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