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Issues in Palliative Care Research

Edited by Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195130652
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.001.0001
Issues in Palliative Care Research

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Palliative care is rapidly evolving as a multidimensional therapeutic model devoted to improving the quality of life of all patients with life-threatening illness. Symptom control, management of psychosocial and spiritual concerns, decision making consistent with values and goals, and care of the imminently dying that is appropriate and sensitive to the unique needs of the individual and the family — these are among the critical issues addressed through palliative care. As this discipline has evolved, the need for research in all these areas has become widely acknowledged. This book describes both the progress that has already been made in the investigation of these issues and the methodologic elements that must be addressed in future studies. The perspective is broad and the overriding goal is to inform about the state of the art in these rapidly evolving areas of research.

Keywords: palliative care; therapeutic model; quality of life; patients; life-threatening illness; symptom control; psychosocial concerns; spiritual concerns

Book.  412 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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