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Book review
Introducing Palliative Care 5th Edition
  1. Piera Polidori1,
  2. Carlo Polidori2
  1. 1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, ISMETT, Palermo, Italy
  2. 2Experimental Medicine and Public Health, University of Camerino, Camerino MC, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Piera Polidori, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, ISMETT, Via Ernesto Tricomi, 1, Palermo 90127, Italy; ppolidori{at}

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Editors-in-Chief: Robert Twycross and Andrew Wilcock. Publisher:
416 pages. ISBN: 978-0-992-84672-5

The new fifth edition of ‘Introducing Palliative Care’, published by UK-based, is a collaborative project between the editorial team and eight new authors, unlike previous editions which were produced by a single author. The book has been used for over two decades in medical and nursing schools as well as in a variety of hospice and hospital settings in many countries. This updated edition offers interesting new sections on ethics, law, and paediatric symptom management, as well as an ‘Essential Palliative Care Formulary’.

This 416-page text covers key topics of importance for improving care for …

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