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Adjuvant analgesics

David Lussier and Russell K. Portenoy.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 11788 words.

In the management of pain associated with serious illness, ‘adjuvant analgesics’ usually are administered in concert with opioid therapy in an effort to improve outcomes when an opioid does...

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Adjuvant therapy in pain control

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES and ROBERT DUNLOP.

in Living with Dying

April 1995; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 1894 words.

This chapter examines the use of adjuvant therapy in the management of pain in terminally ill patients. It explains that analgesics are sometimes not enough to relieve the pain in some...

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Adjuvants

Richard D.W. Hain and Satbir Singh Jassal.

in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Palliative Medicine. 2608 words.

An adjuvant is not analgesic but is capable of relieving pain in certain specific pain situations. Selection of an appropriate adjuvant is a key element of a rational and evidence-based...

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Adjuvants

Richard D.W. Hain and Satbir Singh Jassal.

in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Palliative Medicine. 2341 words.

Introduction - Diagnosis of pain - Adjuvants for neuropathic pain - Adjuvants for bone pain - Adjuvants for muscle spasm or intestinal colic - Adjuvants for cerebral irritation - References

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Adolescents and young adults

Finella Craig and Victoria Lidstone.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Palliative Medicine. 10326 words.

Young adults with palliative care needs form a distinct group with physical, emotional, psychological, and social needs that are significantly different from those of either children or...

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Advance Care Planning

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2841 words.

Chapter 8 discusses advance care planning, and covers framework, establishing and documenting preferences and goals, important advance care planning issues, medical orders and advance...

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Advance Care Planning

Jeanine Blackford and Annette F. Street.

in Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

October 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 7582 words.

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that has developed internationally to facilitate communication between individuals and healthcare providers to identify and document medical and...

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Advance care planning: a personal view and stories from the frontline

Tony Bonser.

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3900 words.

This chapter includes a personal view of advance care planning (ACP) from Tony Bonser, whose son, Neil died aged 35 and who now works for the National Council for Palliative Care, with...

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Advance care planning (ACP)

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2036 words.

Advance care planning is a voluntary process whereby patients can express their preferences and goals for future care in advance of the event that they lose capacity. Exploring preferences...

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Advance care planning: an american view

Muriel R. Gillick.

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

December 2009; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4905 words.

Decisions about whether to authorize potentially life-prolonging treatments for patients with dementia are amongst the most difficult choices facing families today. Typically, adult...

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