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Palliative care in liver disease

M. A. Heneghan and J. G. OʼGrady

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192629609
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730054 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0008
Palliative care in liver disease

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This chapter outlines the epidemiology of end-stage liver disease with particular emphasis on those conditions with greatest prevalence world-wide. It also focuses on the occurrence of symptoms, the syndromes associated with them, and outlines treatment strategies applicable to patient care. These strategies are as relevant in the setting of hospice and domicilary care as they are in secondary and tertiary referral centres particularly given the increasingly dynamic and multidisciplinary approach to palliative care.

Keywords: epidemiology; end-stage liver disease; patient care; hospice care; domicilary care

Chapter.  9654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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