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

Timothy Quill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

In this book, the author uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section One ... More


Breaking bad news

Walter F Baile and Patricia A Parker

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/9780199238361.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The importance of the topic of ‘breaking bad news’ to cancer patients is underscored by a recent Medline search, which revealed close to 500 articles published on this subject in the past ten years, ... More


Delivering Bad News

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/9780195139402.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter examines the issue of delivering “bad news” in the medical profession. It relates the author's experience in delivering the news to a devout Christian, African American woman that she ... More


Good News, Bad News, and Affect: Practical and Temporal “Emotion Work” in Everyday Life

Douglas W. Maynard and Jeremy Freese

in Emotion in Interaction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730735
eISBN:
9780199950034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730735.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When we deliver or receive bad and good tidings, it momentarily disrupts involvement in a social world whose contours and features we ordinarily take for granted. Along with this disruption more or ... More


The Mailman: Learn and Pass thex Knowledge On

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter describes the author's experience in counselling a couple, Judith and Alan, whose daughter was diagnosed with a fatal respiratory disease. Based on his previous experience, the author ... More


Xenophon's Patterned Narratives of Leadership

Vivienne J. Gray

in Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 examines his creation and development of formulaic scenes to display Xenophon's views on leadership, and how the recognition of these formulae guides our readings and can bring new light to ... More


A voice for the voiceless

Dame Cicely Saunders

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses briefly the difficulty nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals experience when the time comes to deliver bad news to a patient. This difficulty is best shown in the ... More


Talking with patients

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Talking with patients stands at the heart of the patient-carer relationship. Important principles are proposed. Communication involves information, but also feelings and perceptions. This notion is ... More


Communication: breaking the news

Richard Sloan and Gian Domenico Borasio

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Breaking the news in ALS is not a standardizable procedure. However, proven techniques exist to reduce the trauma to the patient and ease the burden on the doctor. Information is best offered in a ... More


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