Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, an Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice by Tamara S. Shearer

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

Tamara S. Shearer
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  • ISBN
    9781455779970 / 1455779970
  • Title Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, an Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice
  • Author Tamara S. Shearer
  • Category Veterinary Medicine: Small Animals (pets)
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2011
  • Pages 240
  • Publisher
    Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Imprint Saunders
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 152mm x 229mm x 15mm

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A primer on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian. It includes 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, case studies, and more.

Publisher Description

This title introduces 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.

Author Biography

The Pet Hospice and Education Center, Sylva, NC

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