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Communicating genetic risk

Elizabeth Lobb and Clara Gaff

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

As cancer is common, many people have a family history of one or more relatives with a cancer diagnosis. The nature and extent of a family history of a specific cancer influences each family member's ... More


Anxiety and depression

Heidi Solty, Madeline Li, and Gary Rodin

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0084
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter explains with the help of case studies the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to diagnose and manage anxiety and depression in palliative care. It discusses the prevalence ... More


Brief interventions in critical care environments *

Peter Speck

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses and looks at a small selection of situations where the needs of children have been addressed after sudden unexpected death in an acute hospital setting. The discussion also ... More


Introduction to ethical case analysis

Alvin Moss

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides an introduction to nine recommendations about decision making with regards to withholding or withdrawing dialysis and the care of patients who forgo dialysis. It presents ... More


Choice and best interests: sedation to relieve otherwise intractable symptoms (terminal sedation)

Fiona Randall and R. S. Downie

in End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199547333
eISBN:
9780191730405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines patient choice and best interest issues in relation to the use of sedation to relieve otherwise intractable symptoms in end of life care. It identifies the moral problems which ... More


Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism

Aneel A. Ashrani and John A. Heit

in Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199232048
eISBN:
9780191730337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter looks at the epidemiology or health-event patterns associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE). It explains that VTE, comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), ... More


Mortality Risk Assessment and Prognostication

Maral Ouzounian, Jack V. Tu, Peter C. Austin, and Douglas S. Lee

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes the available clinical methods for mortality risk assessment and prognostication in heart failure (HF). It begins by introducing the risk assessment and prognostication using ... More


Discussing prognosis and communicating risk

Phyllis N Butow, Martin HN Tattersall, and Martin Stockler

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

‘Prognosis’ and ‘risk’ in the context of healthcare commonly refer to the chances of a health state occurring, including the development of an illness or disability, symptoms of the illness, benefits ... More


Communicating about infertility risks

Zeev Rosberger, Jeanne Carter, Marie Achille, Barry D Bultz, and Peter Chan

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0034
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Infertility is a consequence of many cancer diagnoses and/or treatments for both male and female patients. This is particularly true for those who require cancer treatment comprised of high-dose ... More


Supporting family and friends as death approaches and afterwards

Carole Mula

in Care of the Dying: A pathway to excellence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199550838
eISBN:
9780191730528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses providing care before and after death. It is designed to guide health professionals to care for family and friends as the death of a loved one approaches, and to provide ... More


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