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Non-Pain Symptom Management

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165784
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999897 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0005
Non-Pain Symptom Management

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This chapter discusses the management of non-pain symptoms in terminally ill patients. These symptoms include nausea and vomiting, constipation, bowel obstruction, dyspnea, and cachexia. The chapter explains the pathophysiology, principles of therapy and recommended treatment for each of these symptoms. It also suggests that palliative care should not be so much about what the practitioners do as about why they do it.

Keywords: symptom management; terminally ill; nausea; constipation; bowel obstruction; dyspnea; cachexia; pathophysiology; palliative care

Chapter.  17428 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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