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Family carers of people with advanced cancer

Donna Milne and Karen Quinn

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the needs and situations of family carers of people with advanced cancer. It provides details on the nature of advanced cancer and describes the complexity of the family carer ... More


Breathlessness in advanced cancer

Deborah Dudgeon

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Dyspnoea is a common symptom in patients with cancer, but it is often overlooked. Breathlessness can significantly increase morbidity in patients with advanced diseases. Dyspnoea is chronic with ... More


Epilogue

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/9780192629807.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The guidelines presented in this book should give some insight into the advantages that result from an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. The discussion notes that managing the distress and the ... More


Primary thromboprophylaxis in the advanced cancer patient

Simon I.R. Noble

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/9780199232048.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter reviews the current published evidence available that may guide the clinician in the appropriate use of primary thromboprophylaxis and in the application of this evidence in the care of ... More


The assessment and management of advanced cancer of the ovary

Bristi Basu, Cheryl Palmer, Jean Abraham, and Helena Earl

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most-common cancer of women worldwide. Although it is generally regarded as a chemo-sensitive malignancy, the majority of women afflicted with this disease develop ... More


The Meaning Of Illness And Symptoms

Jonathan Koffman

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/9780199546695.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter looks at an investigation that was carried out of common and differing meanings of pain and symptoms in the narratives of White British and Black Caribbean patients with advanced cancer. ... More


Pain control in advanced local disease

Angela Bentley and Marie Fallon

in Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530756
eISBN:
9780191730481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the causes, assessment, and management of pain in advanced local breast cancer. The World Health Organization analgesic ladder is used as a basis for cancer-pain management. ... More


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


Current management of advanced breast cancer

Mahesh Iddawela, Athar Ahmad, Karen McAdam, and Helena Earl

in Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530756
eISBN:
9780191730481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the current management of advanced breast cancer. It examines the treatments available to the patients: targeted therapy, endocrine therapy, and chemotherapy. Each treatment is ... More


Expressed desire for hastened death in seven patients living with advanced cancer: a phenomenologic inquiry

Nessa Coyle and Lois Sculco

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Individuals living with advanced cancer sometimes express the desire for a hastened death or for death to come more quickly. The need to have a clear understanding of what such an expression means ... More


The desire for hastened death in patients in palliative care

Rinat Nissim, Chris Lo, and Gary Rodin

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Research on the desire for hastened death (DHD) has important implications for improving quality of life near the end of life. Although it may be multiply determined, DHD is most often assessed in ... More


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