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Depression in the Terminally Ill: Prevalence and Measurement Issues

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/9780195130652.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

While sadness and depressed mood may be indicative of an underlying depression, they may also be part of a normal response to the anticipation of one's own death. While periodic sadness is to be ... More


Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care

Hayley Pessin, Yesne Alici Evcimen, Andreas J. Apostolatos, and William Breitbart

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the growing importance of diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders in patients with terminal cancer. Depression is a common complication among ... More


Researching people who are terminally ill

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines the issues about researching people who are terminally ill. It analyses patient-based data and evaluates the range of methods that have been used to engage terminally ill people ... More


Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Daniel B. Sinclair

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book deals with the following controversial issues in Jewish Law: abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, the obligation to heal, patient autonomy, treatment of the terminally ill, the ... More


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


Dignity and the end of life

Harvey Max Chochinov

in Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195176216
eISBN:
9780199933181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176216.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This opening chapter describes the foundation that Dignity Therapy is based on. Most of the chapter provides a detailed description of the Model of Dignity in the Terminally Ill. This model informs ... More


Conclusion

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Much has changed in the long years since Helen first became ill. In the field of medicine, there are signs of a more holistic approach in the treatment of the sick and injured. The National ... More


Home and family carers

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines research concerning the needs of home and family carers who serve terminally ill patients. It explains that caring for carers is important in terms of their own preventive ... More


Clinical Trials of Antiemetics in the Palliative Care Setting: Research Issues

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/9780195130652.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Nausea and vomiting are reported to occur in up to 62% of terminally ill patients, with 40% experiencing these symptoms in the last six weeks of life. Most of the existing research on antiemetics ... More


Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Cicely Saunders, Mary Baines, and Robert Dunlop

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The new edition of this book has been updated to incorporate recent advances in both the approach to, and treatment of, the terminally ill. Based on many years of monitoring clinical practice and ... More


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