"useful and easy to read ... This book is refreshingly different. The highly experienced editors have brought together over 150 authors, largely from North America and Western Europe, to produce a remarkably cohesive text ... I would definitely recommend this textbook as an addition to any library, although it is a significant investment."
―Dr Fiona Hicks, Palliative Medicine
"To a large degree, this internationally authored, comprehensive, 1100-page book has done and admirable job of reflecting the depth and complexity of the field. More than most medical textbooks, the Textbook of Palliative Medicine deal with organizational, educational, and research topics ... Palliative medicine specialists will find this to be a superb reference material for the provision of compassionate care for patients with serious illness and their families. Every medical school and hospice should have a copy of this book."
―Journal of the American Medical Association
About the Author
Irene J Higginson, Professor of Palliative Care and Policy, Kings College London, UK
Carla Ripamonti, Head, Day-Hospital and Outpatient Clinic of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Operative Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
Charles von Gunten, Director, Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, San Diego California, USA