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Aggressive treatment and palliative care at the end of life

Kirsten Wentlandt and Camilla Zimmermann

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0035
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The use of palliative care services has been increasing for the last few decades. Despite this, many cancer centres and general hospitals still do not have palliative care services, and there is ... 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


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


Thrombosis and bleeding problems in gynaecological malignancy

Dawn L. Alison

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/9780198528067.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses thrombosis and bleeding problems in gynaecological malignancies. Venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) and bleeding problems are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in ... More


One Size does Not Fit All

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter assesses the advantages of tailoring medical care to meet the needs of the patient in accordance with his or her values and preferences, in real time as well as through advance planning. ... More


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