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Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new ... More


Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

R. J. Dunlop and J. M. Hockley (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

When the first edition of this book was written in 1990, there were only a few advisory palliative care teams working in hospitals. Since then, the number of teams has grown rapidly. The concept of ... More


Phase I Research and the Meaning of ‘Prospect of Direct Benefit’

Lainie Friedman Ross

in Children in Medical Research: Access versus Protection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199273287
eISBN:
9780191603655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273286.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the issue of whether phase I pediatric oncology trials offer the prospect of direct benefit. Phase I research is carried out to determine toxicity; the possibility of direct ... More


Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, and David Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This is the third 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. There are ... More


Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Zbigniew Zylicz, Robert Twycross, and E. Anthony Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Pruritus is a prevalent symptom in many skin conditions. However, much less is known about pruritus unassociated with primary skin disease. This latter problem is of major relevance to most medical ... More


Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The specialty of palliative care has traditionally grown out of oncology and there has been little research into the needs of patients dying from causes other than cancer. Few non-cancer patients ... More


Medication Compliance in Pediatric Oncology

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/9780195079319.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

A significant and growing problem in pediatric oncology is the alarming rates of medication noncompliance. Among adolescent oncology patients, it has been found that as many as 60 percent are not ... More


Palliative oncology

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life through alleviation of tumour-related symptoms and prevention of the recurrence of these symptoms in the remaining life span of the ... More


The pain clinic and palliative oncology

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/9780192629807.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

There are three services that a palliative care team may be specifically involved with: the pain clinic, radiotherapy, and medical oncology. This chapter reviews the contribution of these services to ... More


The Oncotalk model

Robert M Arnold, Anthony T Back, Walter F Baile, Kelly Fryer-Edwards, and James A Tulsky

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/9780199238361.003.0054
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

In 2002, funding was recieved from the National Cancer Institute to develop a new teaching model for communication skills at the end of life, aimed at medical oncology fellows. Using this model, ... 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


Pediatrics and Palliative Care: Learning from One Another

Ira Byock

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter stresses the importance of the collaboration between palliative care and pediatrics in the care of children with terminal or progressive illness. It explains that these two disciplines ... More


Future Directions in Pediatric Psychooncology

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/9780195079319.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The primary purpose of this book is to advance the current state of knowledge in pediatric psychooncology. This chapter concludes the book by addressing future directions for research and practice in ... More


Introduction

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/9780195079319.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Cancer in children is a relatively rare disease, and yet it is the largest non-accidental cause of death of children between the ages of 2 and 16 years. In the past 30 years, the cure rate for ... More


Sibling Adaptation to the Family Crisis of Childhood Cancer

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/9780195079319.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Childhood cancer is a family crisis that poses a range of stressors and demands that affect the entire family. From a family-systems orientation, this chapter reviews studies of how siblings of ... More


Anxiety and Adjustment Disorders

Steven D. Passik, Kenneth L. Kirsh, and Mari Lloyd-Williams

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines issues concerning anxiety and adjustment disorders experienced by patients in palliative care. Several studies have found that patients with advanced cancer often have co-morbid ... More


Therapeutic writing: ‘writing is a way of saying things I can't say’

Gillie Bolton

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/9780199546695.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the findings of an exploratory study that looked at the use and value of therapeutic creative writing in oncology settings. Based on the information that is presented in this ... More


Introducing the holistic approach to cancer care

Jennifer Barraclough

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In many parts of the developed world today, patients with cancer have access not only to standard medical and surgical care but also to a wide range of other therapies that are grounded in a more ... More


Morocco

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Morocco (population 32.21 million people) is a country in Northern Africa that covers an area of 446, 550 km2. The Moroccan Society of Management of Pain and Palliative Care was created within the ... More


Medical student training in communication skills

Joshua Hauser and Gregory Makoul

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/9780199238361.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Communication is increasingly understood to be a fundamental clinical skill. It is critical to effective diagnosis and management, as well as to connecting with patients on a cognitive and emotional ... More


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