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Palliation and supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins with a discussion of the changing aims of medicine, from the originally simple purpose of making a diagnosis, followed by attempting a cure and if that were not possible, then ... More


Australia and New Zealand

Odette Spruyt, Rod MacLeod, and Peter Hudson

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/9780198569855.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The educational challenge for palliative care was recognized in Australia a decade ago, in other words, better education in cancer pain and palliative care at undergraduate and postgraduate levels ... More


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


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


The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This is a revised and expanded edition of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in 1991, with three added chapters and a new preface summarizing our progress in the area of pain ... More


Medical Education

Mary Miller and Bee Wee

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/9780198569855.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Medical education in the UK is undergoing radical change. Against a background of similar changes in the National Health Service (NHS) and in the public perception of professionals, this chapter ... More


Training issues in palliative medicine

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/9780199238927.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the structure of training in palliative medicine in Great Britain and describes the various bodies that oversee it. Under the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC), postgraduate ... More


Getting started: structure and function of the team

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/9780199238927.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the ideal structure and function of a palliative care team in an acute hospital. According to ‘The 2004 Manual for Cancer Services’, the core team should include, as a minimum, ... More


Hospice Care for Children

Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses—and their families—require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, now in its third edition, provides an authoritative ... More


Assessing Decision-Making Capacity in the Setting of Palliative Care Research

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins with a discussion of why concerns about informed consent are warranted in palliative medicine research and why procedures for informed consent should be considered a key ... More


Foreword (Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine): First published as a Foreword in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine 3rd edn. (2004), eds. D. Doyle, G. Hanks, N. Cherny and K. Calman, pp. xvii–xx. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0043
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter presents the 2004 foreword to the third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Here, Cicely Saunders gathers up much of these influences and thoughts about development ... More


“To Be Freed From the Infirmity of (the) Age”: Subjectivity, Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Palliative Medicine

Eric L. Krakauer

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter identifies the ways in which technology operates in people's conceptions and experience of death, drawing from the author's clinical work with terminal patients, their families, and a ... More


Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Attempt at an Art of Dying

Farr A. Curlin

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Farr Curlin takes up Latham’s argument from chapter 3 that not all deaths can be considered “good.” Curlin explores current practices of hospice and palliative medicine and shows how they both ... More


Voluntary Euthanasia: Editorial first published in Palliative Medicine, vol. 6, no. 1 (1992), pp. 1–5.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0035
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter presents a lengthy 1992 editorial on ‘voluntary euthanasia’ that appeared in the journal Palliative Medicine. It is among the first articles to explore an issue that subsequently ... More


Neurosurgical palliation

Dennis L. Johnson

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses neurosurgical palliation. Some of the topics it covers – movement disorders, gamma knife, vertigo, etc. – are also discussed in detail in other surgical textbooks. A working ... More


Renal palliative care

Lewis M. Cohen, Gary S. Reiter, David M. Poppel, and Michael J. Germain

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Nephrology and palliative medicine are on the verge of discovering each other, and when this occurs they will find several areas of commonality and mutual benefit. Nephrologists are now vigorously ... More


Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Timothy Brook, Patrick Carr, and Maria Kefalas (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring ... More


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