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The Miracles: Diseases, Corpses, and Other Wonders

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An exploration of the problems resolved miraculously. The vast majority are cures from illness. The diseases amendable to miracle cure change through time according to medical science. Some ... More


Nurses, Consultants, and Terminal Prognoses

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of nurses and consultants in the care of the dying and explores the extent to which doctors told the truth to terminal patients. The chapter begins with a discussion ... More


Liver metastases

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/9780192628114.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter focuses on metastasis of the liver and the different investigations, management, and treatment employed in patients with liver metastasis. Liver metastases account for 50 per cent of ... More


A palliative approach to the breathless patient

Sara Booth and 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/9780198530039.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides some pointers in managing the symptom of breathlessness. These pointers aim to assist palliative care specialists in giving appropriate and helpful treatment to patients in the ... More


Discussing prognosis and communicating risk

Phyllis N Butow, Martin HN Tattersall, and Martin Stockler

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/9780199238361.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

‘Prognosis’ and ‘risk’ in the context of healthcare commonly refer to the chances of a health state occurring, including the development of an illness or disability, symptoms of the illness, benefits ... More


Dealing with cancer recurrence

Lidia Schapira

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/9780199238361.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Cancer survivors often describe the period following their initial diagnosis as a time of heightened awareness and worry. Many describe being unable to enjoy the present for fear of recurrent ... More


Psychosocial Interventions and Prognosis in Cancer

DAVID SPIEGEL and FAWZY I. FAWZY

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter explores the effects that psychosocial interventions can have on cancer prognosis. The results of major studies that examined the impact of psychosocial and behavioral interventions on ... More


Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Up to 50% of all trauma deaths in the United States involve significant injury to the brain or spinal cord. This chapter highlights the public health significance of traumatic brain and spinal cord ... More


Epilepsy

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.12
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the taxonomy of seizure disorders and the clinical features of epilepsy that pose methodological challenges in clinical and epidemiologic studies. Descriptive ... More


Prognosis of Neurologic Diseases

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.16
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter covers the topic of prognostic studies and the application of research principles to questions of prognosis. Studies of prognosis are the core of clinical neurology and clinical ... More


Stroke

Angie Rogers

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/9780192629609.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter indicates the likely number of people with stroke for whom palliative care is considered to be appropriate. It then considers the needs of two distinct groups: those whose strokes leave ... More


Screening, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Michael B. Bracken

in Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the common dilemmas in the medical and public health sector. First, it must be established that no test for screening, diagnosis, or prognosis is 100 percent accurate. It is ... More


Sources of Uncertainty—Prognostic Research

Dominic Wilkinson

in Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669431
eISBN:
9780191748783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669431.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

There are a number of different factors that contribute to uncertainty in prognosis. This chapter looks at the science of prognosis, and the example of birth asphyxia. In practice, one substantial ... More


Interests and Uncertainty

Dominic Wilkinson

in Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669431
eISBN:
9780191748783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669431.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How does uncertainty affect the interests at stake in decisions about life-sustaining treatment and the ethics of withdrawing treatment? This chapter looks first at the relationship between the ... More


Introduction: Neuroethics and Intensive Care

Dominic Wilkinson

in Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669431
eISBN:
9780191748783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669431.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The field of neuroethics has arisen as developments in neuroscience have highlighted significant ethical questions. There are three recurring themes in neuroethics: scepticism about current ... More


Destiny, Disability, and Death

Dominic Wilkinson

in Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669431
eISBN:
9780191748783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669431.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Intensive care has created unique ethical dilemmas by making it possible to keep alive patients who would previously have died. There are several different reasons why life support might be withdrawn ... More


End-of-life care in ALS

Nigel Sykes

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The care of a person with ALS at the end of their life will need particular attention and careful management. As death approaches for a person with ALS it essential that everybody involved—the person ... More


Technical Argument and Structure

Sunny Bains

in Explaining the Future: How to Research, Analyze, and Report on Emerging Technologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198822820
eISBN:
9780191861284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822820.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

“Technical Argument and Structure” discusses the steps involved in constructing a report. For a technical story to be told coherently, the audience must be given the context they need to appreciate ... More


Cancer in Children and Young Adults

Elizabeth Welin and Ingrid Ora

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the nutritional aspects of cancer in children and young adults, including treatment and prognosis, incidence and significance of malnutrition (e.g., cachexia), biochemical ... More


Hope, Telos, Xenos: Beyond Constituent Power

Zoran Oklopcic

in Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799092
eISBN:
9780191839573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799092.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Rather than repudiating the proposition that the people is the bearer of constituent power, Chapter 4 moves beyond it in five ways: (1) by recuperating a commonsensical understanding of the moment of ... More


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