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The challenge of providing palliative care in the home

Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, and Kenneth Calman

in Palliative Care in the Home

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Palliative care aims to give the best quality of life for patients with incurable life-threatening diseases. It provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms associated with these ... More


Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

R. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schröck, and Malcolm Macnaughton

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In recent years doctors, nurses, and all health care professionals have become increasingly aware of the complexity of the moral dilemmas that can be created by caring. The central theme of this book ... More


The last days of life

Fiona Hicks

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the final days of the patients and the transition from palliative care to terminal care. Despite advances in the treatment of haematological malignancies, many patients face ... More


The training needs of carers

Moyra Sidell

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines the training needs of carers of dying older people in nursing and residential care homes in Great Britain. It focuses on establishing the need for training to improve the ... More


Learning the Craft and Crafting the Vision (1957 – 1967)

David Clark

in Cicely Saunders: A Life and Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190637934
eISBN:
9780190637965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637934.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Cicely Saunders was the first modern doctor to devote her entire professional career to caring for those at the end of life. Her approach was forged in clinical practise, research, and teaching at St ... More


Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care

Hayley Pessin, Yesne Alici Evcimen, Andreas J. Apostolatos, and William Breitbart

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/9780199216420.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the growing importance of diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders in patients with terminal cancer. Depression is a common complication among ... More


Terminal Illness: First published in Proceedings of Health Congress of the Royal Society of Health, Symposium on ‘Teaching, an Aspect of Home Care’, (Blackpool 24–28 April 1961), pp. 112–14. London: Royal Society of Health.

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/9780198570530.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This is a paper originally presented in 1961 to the Congress of the Royal Society of Health and which had an important role in disseminating Cicely Saunders' developing ideas at that time, ... More


Appropriate Treatment, Appropriate Death: First published in The Management of Terminal Disease, 1st edn. (1978), ed. C. Saunders, pp. 1–9. London: Edward Arnold

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/9780198570530.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

The year 1978 saw the publication of the textbook which, over a long period, so many had been encouraging Cicely Saunders and her colleagues to produce. In this chapter, she opens up a discussion on ... More


“Doctor, I Want to Die! Will You Help Me?”

Timothy E. Quill

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter examines the problems of doctors in responding to patients' requests for physician-assisted death. It explores the potential meaning of such requests through a series of case vignettes ... More


Needs assessment in day care

Julie Hearn

in Palliative Day Care in Practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631831
eISBN:
9780191730221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In the past, palliative care services were developed largely based on assumptions about patient need from the health professionals' points of view. Palliative care services are now adapting to ... More


Other components of total pain

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the components of total pain in terminal care. These are mental pain, social pain, spiritual pain, and staff pain. It is important to explore these problems in order for ... More


The challenge for palliative care

Simon I.R. Noble and Miriam J. Johnson

in Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199232048
eISBN:
9780191730337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the challenge for and the changing role of palliative care, particularly with respect to venous thromboembolism (VTE). There are several factors that have driven the expansion ... More


Home care for terminally ill haematology patients

Cathy Alban-Jones and Lorraine Moth

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the transition from palliative care in the hospital setting to terminal care in the home setting. After the decision to stop chemotherapy or aggressive treatment, families and ... More


The Treatment of Intractable Pain In Terminal Cancer: First published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol. 56, no. 3 (March 1963), pp. 195–7 (Section of Surgery, pp. 5–7).

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/9780198570530.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This paper is widely cited as a landmark contribution in the discussions about terminal care that were beginning to take place in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Published in 1963 and based on ... More


Hospice Care As a Moral Practice: Exploring the Philosophy and Ethics of Hospice Care

Timothy W. Kirk

in Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944941
eISBN:
9780199333165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944941.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains the interrelationship between a clearly formulated philosophy of hospice care and the possibility of ethical reflection and analysis in hospice care. In so doing, it proposes ... More


A Place to Die: First published in Crux, vol. 11, no. 3 (1973–4), pp. 24–7.

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/9780198570530.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter begins with the words of David Tasma, spoken to Cicely Saunders in 1948: ‘I only want what is in your mind and in your heart’. She describes St Christopher's Hospice, which grew from the ... More


A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist perspective that offers a rationale, experiential richness, and understanding in the area of death and dying, explaining the underlying principles of ... More


Inpatient Hospice Care: Organizational and Ethical Considerations

Tara Friedman

in Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944941
eISBN:
9780199333165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944941.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Inpatient care is one of four Medicare-required levels of hospice care in the United States. This chapter explores the ethics embedded in administrative and clinical aspects of delivering hospice ... More


Introduction

Timothy W. Kirk and Bruce Jennings

in Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944941
eISBN:
9780199333165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944941.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces readers to the aims and scope of the book. Readers are given the social and scholarly context in which the book emerges. The introduction suggests that the history and ... More


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