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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


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 Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Sara Booth and Andrew Davies (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530749
eISBN:
9780191730467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This is the fifth book 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


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


Withholding and Withdrawing Curative Treatments

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails: How medicine cares for dying children

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156126
eISBN:
9780199999873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses issues in withholding and withdrawing curative treatments for a child under palliative care. It tries to determine the proper time to discontinue the treatments and when to ... More


Organizational Systems Supporting Good Care and Ethical Practice

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The quality of end-of-life care, and care for patients facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment relies on organizational systems as well as the knowledge, skills, and integrity of individual ... More


Communication and Collaboration with Patients with Disabilities

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section discusses several scenarios in which a patient's disability may be relevant to communications with health care professionals, the evaluation of decision-making capacity, or the process ... More


Joey Court: Death of a Child

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses Joey Court, a child with an unusual and invariably fatal medical disorder. Joey was expected to die from the first year of his life. Despite the severity of his condition, his ... More


Pruritus accompanying solid tumours

Małgorzata Krajnik and Zbigniew Zylicz

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses pruritus that accompanies solid tumours. This is considered to be an uncommon symptom, but it can complicate malignant diseases in four different ways. Pruritus can be a ... More


Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

As the practice of pediatric oncology continues to advance and prognoses continue to improve, the course of treatment for children with poor prognoses becomes more biologically aggressive, more ... More


Palliative care for patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy

Paul Perkins and Susan Closs

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on palliative care for patients undergoing aggressive treatment, specifically for haematological patients receiving chemotherapy. In patients with haematological malignancies, ... More


The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer

Frances Calman

in Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530749
eISBN:
9780191730467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer. The first section looks at the choice of treatment modality, along with radiotherapy treatment and systemic ... More


Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

David Kissane, Barry Bultz, Phyllis Butow, and Ilora Finlay (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centred communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. It breaks communication down ... More


Formulary

Justin Amery and Sat Jassal

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides a formulary for children's palliative care (CPC) in Africa. It discusses notes on drug treatment in children; principles of effective morphine prescribing; equivalent dose of ... More


Bone Marrow Transplantation

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

An increasingly important means of treating many kinds of pediatric malignancies is the process of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a particularly arduous and psychologically stressful procedure. ... More


Frances Legendre: The Price of a Death of One's Own

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter looks into the battle of Frances Legendre with cancer. Mrs. Legendre was a businesswoman who was accustomed to being in control. She was diagnosed of ovarian cancer at the age of 51. ... More


Richard Johnson: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Richard Johnson, a 51 year old who had an advanced carcinoma of the prostrate. Its emphasis is on the aggressiveness and the determination of young people to fight ... More


Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the treatment of the disease, of the body, or of the patient. It first looks at identifying the best treatment and then moves on to the effects of patients on treatments. The ... More


Developing a Community of Teachers

Ruthmarijke Smeding, Bee Wee, and John Ellershaw

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Today, the perspective people have on the dying is shifting in many countries, moving from a passive cessation of curative treatment to a proactive integration of palliative care. With this movement ... More


Principles of designing clinical trials in palliative care

Michael I. Bennett

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Clinical practice in palliative care is focused primarily on improving the quality of life for people that are facing advanced and incurable disease. As such, clinical trials are used to test and ... More


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