9781455779970

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care: An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781455779970

  • ISBN 10:

    1455779970

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/01/2011
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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Summary

Introducing one of the first primers on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian! Guest edited by Dr. Tami Shearer, this volume will include topics such as: the history of pet hospice, delivery systems of veterinary hospice and palliative care, 5-step pet hospice plan, a veterinarian's role in helping pet owners with decision making, quality of life assessment techniques, assessment and treatment of pain in life-limiting disease, the role of rehabilitation techniques for hospice and palliative care patients, the role of nutrition and alternative care methods in hospice and palliative care patients, emotional support tips, ethical considerations in life-limiting conditions, case studies, and much more!

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