Table of Contents

Foreword

SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

Anorexia and Cachexia
Ascites
Bleeding
Constipation
Cough
Delirium
Dyspnea
Hiccups
Malignant Bowel Obstruction
Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
Malignant Ulcers or Wounds
Nausea and Vomiting
Pain
Pleural Effusion
Pruritus
Respiratory Secretions at the End of Life
Seizures
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE

Introduction
Communication
Breaking Bad News
Psychosocial Assessment
Distress
Anxiety
Depression
Hope
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Self Care
Therapeutic Interventions

APPENDIX

Breakthrough or Rescue Doses of Morphine
WHO Pain Ladder
Equianalgesic Tables
Naloxone in Respiratory Depression due to Opioid Overdose
An Approach to Neuropathic Pain
Transfusion of Blood Products in Palliative Care
Palliative Performance Scale
Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life
Abbreviations

MEDICATIONS

IAHPC List of Essential Drugs for Palliative Care
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol
Amitriptyline
Atropine
Bisacodyl
Carbamazepine
Carbocisteine
Chlorpromazine
Citalopram
Clonazepam
Codeine
Desipramine
Dexamethasone
Dextromethorphan
Diazepam
Diclofenac
Dimenhydrinate
Diphenhydramine
Docusate
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch
Gabapentin
Glycopyrronium/Glycopyrrolate
Haloperidol
Hyoscine Butylbromide
Hyoscine Hydrobromide
Ibuprofen
Imipramine
Levomepromazine/Methotrimeprazine
Loperamide
Lorazepam
Megestrol Acetate
Methadone
Metoclopramide
Midazolam
Morphine
Naproxen
Octreotide
Olanzapine
Ondansetron
Oxycodone
Phenytoin
Phenobarbital
Prochlorperazine
Risperidone
Senna
Tramadol
Tranexamic Acid
Trazodone

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