Drawing on personal clinical experience in palliative care, and reflecting current preferred practice, Robert Twycross provides a framework that enables the clinician to develop a scientific approach to managing advanced cancer symptoms. This volume expands and develops the author's previous work and includes fresh material on psychological, neurological and haematological symptoms and on emergencies in palliative care. It also includes an extended section on drug profiles.
Resources and sources of funding. Balancing expectation with reality. Resource deficits. Quality, expectation and costs. Managing within time limits. Commissioning resources. Budgets and resources. Managing in the political dimension.