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Palliative Care in the Home

Derek Doyle and David Jeffrey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family ... More


Hope for the Future

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of patient experience in improving the quality of palliative care, highlighting the impact of the stories and advocacy of Rhonda Oziel and other terminally ill ... More


Should a Patient Know … ?: First published in Nursing Times (16 October 1959), Pp. 994–5.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

Should a patient know he is dying? This question is argued freely by nurses and doctors and also by his friends and relations. It is wrong to be dogmatic in advancing one's own views and it is ... More


The Changing Concept of the Ideal Physician

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the changing concept of the ideal physician. It begins by presenting four points in relation to the changes in the character of physicianship, before moving on to discussing ... More


Epilogue: The Care of the Suffering Patient

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Lily Sterns, an elderly patient who, in the spring of 1980, was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. Lily's case is able to describe the proper care of the ... More


The Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the relationship between doctor and patient. This refers to the central and basic relationship between doctor and patient that rests solely on the fact that one is a patient ... More


Introduction: Challenges and Potential of End-of-Life Care

Timothy E. Quill

in Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This book relates the author's experience in end-of-life care. It examines the critical values that underlie the doctor–patient relationship and the process of joint decision making, and provides ... More


Introduction

ERIC J. CASSELL

in Doctoring: The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195113235
eISBN:
9780199999828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This is a book about primary care medicine and its increasing importance in solving the health care problems of individuals and communities now and in the future. Because primary care is the capstone ... More


What Should Be Taught?

ERIC J. CASSELL

in Doctoring: The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195113235
eISBN:
9780199999828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

What primary care doctors require as part of their mandatory training are additional kinds of knowledge and skills. They must be taught the behavior of sick and well persons, advanced communication ... More


Communication issues

Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, and Kenneth Calman

in Palliative Care in the Home

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Communication forms the core of good palliative care. However, good communication skills are often overlooked as a crucial component of palliative care. This chapter provides suggestions concerning ... More


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