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Palliative Care Expert Group. Therapeutic guidelines: palliative care. Version 3. Melbourne:Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2010.
  1. Clare Farrington
  1. Correspondence to Clare Farrington, Academic Unit of Supportive Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sykes House, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, UK; clarefarrington{at}

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pp405. $A 39. ISBN 978-0-9804764-6-0.

‘Palliative Care is active care… that anticipates problems, aims to minimise the impact of progressing illness so that patients can have the maximum function and comfort..’ This is one of the opening statements which sets the tone of this accessible Australian pocket-size book. The exact target audience is unclear; buried within the 10 pages describing how the guidelines are produced ‘a busy health practitioner’ is mentioned as their …

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