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End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy

Fiona Randall and Robin Downie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199547333
eISBN:
9780191730405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

A book for nurses, doctors and all who provide end of life care, this volume guides readers through the ethical complexities of such care, including current policy initiatives, and encourages debate ... More


Policies Related to End-of-Life Care

Victoria H.Raveis

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0084
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides a detailed review of issues related to end-of-life care. Specific attention is focused on financing the care of dying elders, including information on how care is paid for, the ... More


A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Worldwide, more than 50 million people die each year and it is estimated on the basis of the conditions leading to death that up to 60% of them could benefit from some form of palliative care. It is ... More


Social inequality in dying

Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents an overview of what we currently know about social inequalities in the experience of dying. A review of existing evidence for social variation in premature mortality, cause, and ... More


Death and dying in older people

Caroline Nicholson and Jo Hockley

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0031
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter first considers the challenges of end of life care in late old age. It then introduces the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people and the importance of acknowledging dying in old age as a ... More


Applying a public health perspective to end-of-life care

Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This introductory chapter first describes the essential features of palliative care and public health. By indicating how demographic, epidemiological, and societal changes are affecting the ... More


Aggressive treatment and palliative care at the end of life

Kirsten Wentlandt and Camilla Zimmermann

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0035
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The use of palliative care services has been increasing for the last few decades. Despite this, many cancer centres and general hospitals still do not have palliative care services, and there is ... More


Roles of Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Judith L. Howe and Louisa Daratsos

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0026
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

As the World War II and baby boomer generations age, social work practice in the area of palliative and end-of-life care is becoming increasingly complex. Social workers are involved in palliative ... More


Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

David Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Over a period of almost ten years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end-of-life care in the United States. The project concerned itself ... More


Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This book provides an evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasize the continuum of palliative care from the time of ... More


Poverty and finance

Malcolm Payne

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter argues that understanding and tackling poverty is an important aspect of end of life care, because it reduces social exclusion and forgone care. The importance of poverty as a source of ... More


Embracing diversity at the end of life

Heather Richardson and Jonathan Koffman

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines differences that make a difference among people when they negotiate institutions and practices for palliative and end of life care. This has particular resonance given that ... More


Changing Palliative Care Practice in Academic Medical Centers

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the barriers and opportunities to changing end-of-life care within the medical school environment. The academic medical center represents the pinnacle of modern medical ... More


Developing the Field

David Clark

in Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses how PDIA influenced the field of palliative and end-of-life care through the promotion of research, education, and training activities. An examination of PDIA involvement in ... More


Research to Improve End-of-Life Care in the United States: Toward a More Behavioral and Ecological Paradigm

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter starts with a brief historical overview of the way in which end-of-life care has been conceptualized by policy makers, bioethicists, and researchers in the United States. It then takes ... More


Psychosocial Services at the End of Life

Irene Gutheil and Margaret Souza

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0027
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The role of the social worker in end-of-life care starts before illness or crisis strikes and continues after death occurs. Social workers may enter this continuum at various points, depending on the ... More


Experience of use of Advance Care Planning in care homes

Deborah Holman, Nikki Sawkins, and Jo Hockley

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter describes the care home setting, aspects that have an impact on use of Advanced Care Planning (ACP) in care homes, examples of issues, use of ACP in the GSF Care Homes Training ... More


General conclusions

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/9780199547333.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on patient choice in end of life care. The philosophy of medicine and of end of life care in particular which emerged in the second half ... More


Service Innovation and Practice Developments

David Clark

in Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter explores PDIA-funded solutions to problems in the delivery of end-of-life care. It considers the various service innovations across inpatient and domiciliary settings, as well as new ... More


Dying as a teenager or young person

Anne Grinyer

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0037
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the provision of age-appropriate end of life care to adolescents and young adults. The particular needs of the age group have been recognized in policy documents and measures ... More


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