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Sleep disorders

Bernard Lapointe

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0091
Sleep disorders

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This chapter provides a case study to show the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to diagnose and manage sleep disorders in palliative patients. It addresses a number of questions such as: How common are sleep disorders? Why should we pay close attention to the patient's disrupted sleep? How to diagnosis a patient's sleep disorder? What other medical conditions are associated with sleep disorders?

Keywords: sleep disorder; insomnia; sleep; patient care; cancer patients

Chapter.  3880 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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