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LobsterMan

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Hi all,

Will be doing palliative care fellowship next year. I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for a go-to palliative care textbook or book. Is there a "definitive" textbook out there?

Would love to start learning about palliative care in advance of my first day in fellowship!

Thanks.
 
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Frazier

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The AAHPM primer is an easy read for prep in residency.
Someone bought me oxford, but it is dense and I haven't but browsed it during past year.
I also own evidence based, looks good, but haven't had time to dig in yet.
 
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Textbook of Palliative medicine and supportive care by Bruera is outstanding
Evidance based practice of palliative care is very good too
 
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Frazier

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While not a pillar textbook of the subspecialty, I would highly recommend the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine.

Admittedly, I've gone out of order and so far only read chapters on dignity, meaning, demoralization, and spirituality... However for the robustness and elegance of those topics alone, I would recommend the book.

Excellent insight and tools housed in the pages.
 
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