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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Sara Booth (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530756
eISBN:
9780191730481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This is the fourth volume in an international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. In it, ... More


The role of external health workers

Jeanne Katz (ed.)

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/9780198510710.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter explores the roles of primary care teams in relation to care homes and also of specialist services available to dying people in nursing or residential care homes in Great Britain. It ... More


Shrinking the space between people

Di Stubbs

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Having a good face-to-face and person-to-person connection will always be hailed as the cornerstone of child bereavement work. Although bereavement services have developed and grown rapidly over the ... More


Interdisciplinary Care in Heart Failure

Tiny Jaarsma

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Heart failure (HF) management aims at preventing disease progression, prolonging survival, and improving the quality of life of affected patients. In daily practice, the health-care provider is faced ... More


The role of the family doctor in supportive care for people with dementia

Gillie E. Evans and Louise Robinson

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The nature of general practice and the concept of supportive care appear to be closely linked. Similarities include a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to patient care, with an emphasis on ... More


Narrative interviews and research

Yasmin Gunaratnam

in Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199546695
eISBN:
9780191730214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses in detail the principles and the assumptions that underlie narrative interviews and that can also be used in clinical practice. In this discussion, the narrative practitioner ... More


The United Kingdom general practitioner and palliative care model

Simon Noble, Nicola Pease, and Ilora Finlay

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0057
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Within the United Kingdom, general practitioners (GPs) will manage the care of the majority of patients with life-limiting and terminal disease, including those with complex problems requiring ... More


Psychological response to surgery

Laurie Stevens

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the various tools that palliative care practitioners can use to determine the best way to assess and handle a patient's capacity to tolerate the required surgical procedure to ... More


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