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Palliative Care Handbook

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Erratum in the Palliative Care Handbook 8th edition 2016

An error in printing has been found in The Palliative Care Handbook 8th edition, 2016.

Erratum on page 144: Tramadol. The “Unlicensed use” heading should read “Contraindications/cautions”


 Please note the soft copy version of the resource below has been corrected.

The popular resource, The Palliative Care Handbook, is now in its 8th Edition. During 2016, with the generous support of Pub Charity and Genesis Oncology Trust, we distributed approximately 7000 copies to GPs, residential aged care facilities and via the hospice network.

The aim of this resource is to make palliative care understandable for healthcare professionals, using clear logical layout and understandable explanantions of how to manage and cope with problems that can be very challenging. It includes new sections on dementia, nutrition and deprescribing. The Handbook is useful in any place where palliative care happens - it gives confidence to those who use and it and therefore hopefully comfort to the people approaching the end of their lives.

1. Download a soft copy by clicking here

2. Purchase the Australian e-book version, Kindle version - click here to find on Amazon. 

To enquire on the availability of a hard copy of this resource, please email your local hospice or contact Hospice NZ.

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