Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary
USA 2nd Edition
HPCFUSA is a comprehensive compendium which brings together a wealth of essential therapeutic information about drugs commonly used in hospice and palliative care, and about drugs for use in special circumstances by (or in conjunction with) specialists in hospice and palliative care.
It has been developed from the British Palliative Care Formulary specifically for health professionals working in the USA. With cumulative global sales of over 100,000 copies, the Formulary is an established resource which has received widespread acclaim. This expanded second edition incorporates numerous updates, providing a wealth of important new information.
HPCFUSA is unparalleled in the range and depth of information it contains. It is an essential resource also for oncologists and other specialists who care for patients with advanced cancer or other progressive end-stage disease.
HPCFUSA highlights drugs given for off-label indications or routes, and deals comprehensively with the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.
‘The information is up to date and prepared with extreme care. This handbook should be available to staff involved with inpatient consultation, inpatient units of care, and home visits.’ Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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What People Say
The information is up to date and prepared with extreme care. This handbook should be available to staff involved with inpatient consultation, inpatient units of care, and home visits.
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
...provides just about all you need to know about prescribing medications in palliative care.
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Invaluable resource for all professionals in the US caring for patients approaching the end of life. Every hospital, pharmacy, hospice should have one.
Dr. Gary R. Johnson DVM, DO, Assistant Clinical Professor at John Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, USA
I have put the book into service and I love it. It's truly a most useful and engaging piece of work. I'm going to buy several more to give as Christmas gifts!
Stanley M. Hall, APRN-BC, FNP, ACHPN, Department of Palliative Medicine, St. Luke's Health System of Idaho, USA
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