Palliative care symptom management - Rod MacLeod

Date Published: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
Duration: 
45:10

Professor Rod MacLeod talks about symptom management in palliative care. Rod is senior staff specialist at HammondCare and conjoint professor in palliative care at the University of Sydney. Many of us will better know him as the author of the palliative care handbook, a much used resource for doctors at the coal face of general practice.

Topics:

    • Dealing with end of life issues and the overall aims of palliative care
    • Principles of general symptom management 
    • Pain, pain ladder, pain management
    • Managing side effects: change in bowel habits, gastrointestinal symptoms, nausea, vomiting & aural care
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Equipping yourself to deal with psychosocial symptoms and issues
    • Dealing with a fear of dying

    Resources

     

    Presenter

    Professor Rod MacLeod
    Palliative Care Specialist

    To find out more about Rod Click here.

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