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Clinical decision-making: treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer

Dawn Dowding and Miriam J. Johnson

in Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199232048
eISBN:
9780191730337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the specific issues connected to clinical decision-making concerning whether or not to treat a venous thromboembolism (VTE) patient with advanced cancer in the palliative care ... More


Process of clinical decision making

Fiona Randall and R.S. Downie

in Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialties

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192630681
eISBN:
9780191730078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630681.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins by examining responsibility for outcomes, and then deals mainly with the process of decision making. It clarifies the moral issues that arise in the traditional methods of ... More


Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialties

Fiona Randall and Robin Downie

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192630681
eISBN:
9780191730078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630681.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

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 policy initiatives, and encourages debate and ... More


Palliative Care for Patients with Severe Dementia: A Consensus-Based Approach to Decision Making  

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/9780195139402.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses a consensus-based approach to decision making in palliative care for patients with severe dementia. It relates the author's experience in caring for a 73-year-old woman with ... More


Usefulness of Utility in Making Decisions about Palliative Care

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/9780195130652.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Utility can be used to rank treatments based on their effect and to calculate cost-utility ratios. Change in utility is difficult to show for palliative care interventions because the effects of the ... More


Patient choice and consent

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/9780199547333.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines patient choice and consent and its current status in clinical decision-making in end of life care. The findings indicate that the idea of patient choice can exist comfortably in ... More


Best interests: extended senses

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/9780199547333.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the issue of end of life care patients' ‘best interests’ in its various extended forms. It analyses the controversial view of specialist palliative care that the unit of care is ... More


Quality of life – models and measures of quality of life

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines quality of life (QoL) models and measures in relation to palliative care. It compares QoL gains between two treatments and evaluates the use of QoL as part of decision making ... More


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