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Palliative care for non-cancer patients: a UK perspective from primary care

Stephen Barclay

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/9780192629609.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Maintaining a normal life for as long as possible, being in familiar surroundings cared for by a relative, and supported by health professionals well known to them, have all been found to be aspects ... More


Setting out to meet the need

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/9780192629807.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter focuses on the different ways specialist palliative care teams have been set up. It also addresses the important issue of evaluation of services. The chapter considers the two principal ... More


Specialist palliative care for non-cancer patients: the ethical arguments

Katherine Wasson and Rob George

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/9780192629609.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter explores the question of whether there are good reasons for specialist palliative care being restricted to cancer patients. It does this by analysing the aims, duties, and ... More


Palliative care in the hospital setting for patients with non-malignant disease

Peter Pitcher and Carol Davis

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/9780192629609.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter addresses the needs of patients dying from progressive non-malignant diseases and those of patients living with non-malignant diseases in the acute hospital setting, and discusses the ... More


Palliative Care

David Oliver

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care, an approach aimed to improve the quality of life of patients with ALS including their families facing problems associated with this life-threatening disease, ... More


Specialist palliative care and non-malignant diseases

Robert Dunlop

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/9780192629609.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the current role of specialist palliative care services in caring for patients with non-malignant diseases, and outlines challenges for the future. The needs of patients with ... More


Best interests: extended senses

Fiona Randall and R. S. Downie

in End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199547333
eISBN:
9780191730405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the issue of end of life care patients' ‘best interests’ in its various extended forms. It analyses the controversial view of specialist palliative care that the unit of care is ... More


HIV/AIDS

Gabi Brogan and Rob George

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/9780192629609.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the care of people with HIV/AIDS in the UK, and assumes that, for the foreseeable future, AIDS will be fatal and HIV will be transmissible only through certain body fluids or ... More


The selection of volunteers

Sally-Ann Spencer-Gray

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses in detail the process of selecting volunteers who would provide palliative care and specialist palliative care. It goes through the five different stages of the selection ... More


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