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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


Development of Palliative Care Services

Milton J. Lewis

in Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195175486
eISBN:
9780199999903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on the spread of the palliative care movement from the United Kingdom to other Anglo-Saxon countries. It begins with a look at the development of modern palliative care, before ... More


Overview of the study

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The history of palliative care should be seen in the context of social and political change, ideological conflict, civil war, economic fragility and an inadequate infrastructure. The palliative care ... More


Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services, and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in ... More


Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Michael Wright and David Clark

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Eight hundred million people live in Africa, a continent which covers 22 percent of the world's surface and encompasses some fifty countries. Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean ... More


South Africa

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The Republic of South Africa (population 44.76 million) is located at the southern tip of the African continent and covers an area of around 1, 220, 000 km2. In South Africa, around sixty ... More


Issues for Palliative care in nursing and residential homes

David Field and Katherine Froggatt

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter aims to identify and discuss the main issues concerned with providing palliative care to older people living in nursing and residential care homes in Great Britain. It reviews the social ... More


End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Jeanne Samson Katz and Sheila M. Peace (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

In our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the ... More


Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Patient participation and user involvement are central to current thinking about the effective delivery of desired healthcare outcomes. Working with the person who lies behind every patient is core ... More


Palliative care in the acute hospital setting: A practical guide

Sara Booth, Polly Edmonds, and Margaret Kendall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238927
eISBN:
9780191730092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238927.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Hospital palliative care teams have been established in rapidly increasing numbers over the last twenty, as it has been recognised that hospices can never transfer the philosophy and practice of ... More


Palliative Day Care in Practice

Julie Hearn and Kathryn Myers (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631831
eISBN:
9780191730221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new-service development throughout the world. ... More


Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Margaret Robbins

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The past 30 years has seen a huge expansion in the provision of palliative care services. Because palliative medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty – combining the expertise of oncologists, ... More


Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program

Stacy F. Orloff

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter stresses the need to incorporate children in adult hospice care programs. It explains that more than 1 million children suffer from serious and chronic medical conditions in the U.S. and ... More


Implications of the findings for the health services

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the conclusions derived from the review presented in this book. It concludes that the findings of the review are positive. The review has introduced a new kind of care and has ... More


Palliation and supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins with a discussion of the changing aims of medicine, from the originally simple purpose of making a diagnosis, followed by attempting a cure and if that were not possible, then ... More


Palliative care in the global context: Understanding policies to support end-of-life care

David Clark

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/9780199599400.003.0093
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter reviews the progress that has been made in research into global palliative care development during the first decade of the new millennium. It sets out the work that has been done by key ... More


Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Peter Hudson and Sheila Payne (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Support for the family is a key component of palliative care practice and philosophy, with both patient and family construed as the ‘unit of care’. However, there is not always formal acknowledgement ... More


Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Guenter Lewy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a detailed account of four regimes of assisted death for which there is a substantial body of data as well as observational research: The Netherlands and Belgium have legalized ... More


Palliative care in hospitals

Amy S. Kelley, Daniel J. Fischberg, and R. Sean Morrison

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/9780199599400.003.0060
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses hospital-based palliative care programmes. There are rapid advances in medical therapies and, partly as a result, meeting the care needs of patients in palliative care is ... More


Uganda

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Uganda (population 25 million) is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa that covers an area of 236, 040 km2. There are eight palliative care organizations that deliver some 155 services. These ... More


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