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Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Timothy Quill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

In this book, the author uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section One ... More


Palliative Care Perspectives

James L. Hallenbeck

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195165784
eISBN:
9780199999897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and many years of teaching, the author of this book has written a guide to palliative care for clinicians. The topics addressed range from an overview ... More


The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing

Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195333121
eISBN:
9780199999910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The essence of nursing care continually exposes nurses to suffering. Although they bear witness to the suffering of others, their own suffering is less frequently exposed. This book attempts to give ... 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


Local Science and Organic Processes

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ethical positions of local scientists and clinicians from the perspective of Soviet and post-Soviet scientific trajectories as well as in relation to international ... More


Traditional and psychological perspectives on meditation

Michael A. West

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes meditation as an historical and cross-cultural phenomenon, demonstrating its ubiquity in secular and religious domains. Instructions for a simple ... More


Meditation as psychotherapy: a new look at the evidence

Jonathan C. Smith

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews traditional evidence and describes the difficulties of interpeting the results before arguing for a skills-based approach to understanding meditation. ... More


Communication, information, and support

May McCreaddie

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter takes a constructivist approach to the topic of communication, information, and support. This view recognizes that individuals actively generate their own understanding and ‘rules’ are ... More


The First Wave of Modern Clinical Legal Education: The United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia

JEFF GIDDINGS, ROGER BURRIDGE, SHELLEY A. M. GAVIGAN, and CATHERINE F. KLEIN

in The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381146
eISBN:
9780199869305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381146.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the early development of clinical legal education in a group of countries that have proven influential in the spread of clinical methods across the globe: the United States, ... More


Introduction and Key Themes

Terry McNulty and Ewan Ferlie

in Reengineering Health Care: The Complexities of Organizational Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269075
eISBN:
9780191699351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269075.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) was used to implement transformatory change in the Leicester Royal Infirmary, a large National Health Service (NHS) teaching hospital in the UK. This NHS Trust ... More


Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Anita Lightburn and Phebe Sessions (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This volume builds the bridge between books on community practice and on clinical practice, including 33 chapters written by social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, for clinicians making ... More


1985: The Liberal Response Defined

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

AIDS had been an issue for gay men, for clinicians and scientists, since 1982. AIDS assumed the dimensions of a serious public, departmental, and political issue during the course of 1985. From late ... More


The Measure of the Person

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/9780195156164.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses three kinds of information, namely: empirical facts, value-laden terms, and aesthetic. It shows that these kinds of information about sick persons are necessary to the work of ... More


The Clinician's Experience: Power Versus Magic in Medicine

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/9780195156164.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the experience of the clinician, beginning with the science and art of the practice of medicine. It then moves on to the importance of the clinician's experience, the relation ... More


How to Understand Diseases

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/9780195156164.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses and addresses the difficult issues that must be faced and solved before shifting the primary concern from diseases to a focus on sick persons. It shows why disease theory has ... More


Being part of the mainstream in the acute hospital

Sara Booth, Polly Edmonds, and Margaret Kendall

in Palliative care in the acute hospital setting: A practical guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238927
eISBN:
9780191730092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238927.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the importance of being part of the mainstream in an acute hospital for the survival and effective functioning of a hospital palliative care team. However, this may pose ... More


Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Clinical Practice by Supporting Clinicians and Patients in Decision Making

Albert G. Mulley and John E. Wennberg

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Variation in clinical practice in seemingly similar populations of patients has been described for more than seventy years. International collaboration to increase understanding of the sources of ... More


Do Patients Want Shared Decision Making and How Is This Measured?

Martin Härter and Daniela Simon

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Shared decision making is an approach where clinicians and patients communicate together using the best available evidence when faced with the task of making decisions. The chapter presents an ... More


An Overview of Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Sarah J. Goodlin and James Beattie

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/9780198570288.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides an introduction to the concept of supportive care in heart failure (HF). It starts by presenting the concepts of supportive and palliative care. It addresses the delivery of ... More


Spiritual care of the renal patient

Chris Davies and Ira Byock

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the subject of spiritual care in two distinct and complementary ways and from two different perspectives: Ira Byock views spiritual care from the eyes of an American physician ... More


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