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Palliative Care: Perspectives, Practices and Impact on Quality of Life. A Global View: Volume 1

Palliative Care: Perspectives, Practices and Impact on Quality of Life. A Global View. Volume 1

Michael Silbermann, Editor
This book provides a new outlook on the practice of palliative care worldwide, regardless of religion, ethnicities, beliefs or faith. Five continents are represented in this book by global leaders in this relatively new subspecialty. The chapters in the book re-emphasize the fact that in the 21st century, most caretakers in the world still lack this elementary tool which is so crucial to alleviating suffering – physical, and even more so, emotional and spiritual – especially when patients’ conditions become life threatening.
Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition

Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition

Michael Silbermann, Editor
This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected physician or nurse. Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to incorporate palliative care.