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Book Review

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 2nd ed

Scott Craig, MD

Published: October 1, 2000

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The 2nd edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is a thoroughand compelling treatise on the subject of end-of-life care. It provides a much-neededresource for physicians and other health care providers who care for those who aredying.Nearly half of the text concerns the difficult task of controlling the myriad symptomsfrom which dying patients suffer. As would be expected from a text on dying,the chapters on pain control and management are exceedingly thorough and informative.Several options for alleviating pain are offered that might not have been consideredin a more conventional textbook of medicine.

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