in The Nature of Clinical Medicine
November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6889 words.
In clinical medicine, the problems are not just diseases but the persons in trouble because of sickness, disease, malnutrition, dementia, inadequate finances, or a combination of these...
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...
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”,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...