Nausea and vomiting

Ingrid de Kock

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:
Nausea and vomiting

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This chapter contains a case study to display the desired skills, attitudes, and expertise required to manage nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. It considers several questions such as: What are the more common causes of nausea and vomiting in palliative care patients? How to decide on the appropriate treatment for the patient's nausea? Which anti-emetic to choose for the patient? How to manage the patient's hypercalcaemia of malignancy?

Keywords: vomiting; medical education; nausea; patient care; cancer patients; hypercalcaemia

Chapter.  5159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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