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Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an ... More


The Philosophy of Terminal Care: First published in The Management of Terminal Disease, 1st edn. (1978), ed. C. Saunders, pp. 193–202. London: Edward Arnold.

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/9780198570530.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

In the concluding chapter of the textbook, entitled ‘The Philosophy of Terminal Care’, Cicely Saunders begins with a restatement of the concept of ‘total pain’, including a reply to one of its ... More


Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Grace H. Christ

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

In this book, the author relates the stories of 88 families and their 157 children (ages 3 to 17) who participated in a parent-guidance intervention through the terminal illness and death of one of ... More


Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is a physician ever obligated to help a patient die? If physician-assisted suicide were to become legal or legally tolerated, would the patient have a right to assistance, a right held against the ... More


Pediatrics and Palliative Care: Learning from One Another

Ira Byock

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/9780195340709.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter stresses the importance of the collaboration between palliative care and pediatrics in the care of children with terminal or progressive illness. It explains that these two disciplines ... More


Psychological and spiritual support

Aru Narayanasamy

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter considers psychological and spiritual support for chronically ill patients. In doing so, it develops an exposition on psychological and spiritual issues which are considered to be ... More


Hospice Care for Children

Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses—and their families—require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, now in its third edition, provides an authoritative ... More


Pain and Symptom Management

Susan M. Huff and Nancy Hutton

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/9780195340709.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines pain and symptom management for infants and children with a variety of life-limiting conditions. It explains that caring for infants and children with terminal illness is a ... More


The need for palliative care teams

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This book is about taking and adapting the philosophy of care developed within hospice units and applying it to the hospital environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines palliative care ... More


Safe, Legal, Rare?: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Cultural Change in the Future

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Cultural change is well recognized in the recent history of death and dying in the contemporary world. In the wake of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's 1969 work On Death and Dying, not only has it become ... More


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