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A

Andrew Dickman.

in Drugs in Palliative Care

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Pharmacology. 4248 words.

This chapter includes drugs beginning with the letter A

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Access to palliative care

Gunn Grande.

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6648 words.

This chapter describes who uses palliative care and reviews the factors affecting access to palliative care. It is difficult to estimate what the appropriate level of palliative care...

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Accounts of Self: Exploring Relationality Through Literature

Maura Spiegel and Danielle Spencer.

in The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 9965 words.

Literature offers the opportunity to study relationality in many different forms and contexts. This chapter discusses relationality in creative works—Colm Toíbín’s “One Minus One”,...

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Achieving change without power

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY.

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams

October 1998; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3815 words.

This chapter addresses the issue of achieving change without power and direct authority. It draws parallels between palliative care teams and modern organizations that have to earn the...

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Achieving shared treatment decisions

Martin H.N. Tattersall and David W. Kissane.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 6668 words.

The respect of a patient’s autonomous rights within the model of patient-centred care has led to shared decision-making, rather than more paternalistic care. Understanding patient needs,...

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ACP in hospice and specialist palliative care

Simon Noble.

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

December 2010; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3884 words.

This chapter provides an overview of Advance Care Planning (ACP) within the hospice or specialist palliative care inpatient setting. It examines the breadth of ACP amongst the inpatient...

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Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours

Helen White.

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

July 2004; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6747 words.

This chapter examines some of the issues involved for those people diagnosed with a primary brain tumour who have developed swallowing and/or communication difficulties. Cancer is a...

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Acting on a wish to die at the end of life: the Swiss situation

Alexandre Mauron.

in The Patient's Wish to Die

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5270 words.

In Switzerland, the context of wishing to die in end-of-life situations is inextricably linked to the legality of assisted suicide and of organizations that provide it. This liberal stance...

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Action research: an overview

Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt and Katharina Heimerl.

in Participatory Research in Palliative Care

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5170 words.

This chapter sets the scene for the whole book and maps the history of action research starting with Lewin's work as a psychologist in the 1940s, its take-up within education to its current...

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Acupuncture

Beverley de Valois.

in Enhancing Cancer Care

September 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4109 words.

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that evolved from ancient Oriental theories and practices of medicine. Since the 1970s, it has become increasingly popular in the West as a means of...

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