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Next Steps in Gender-Oriented Psycho-Oncology Research and Practices

Youngmee Kim and Matthew J. Loscalzo.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 3516 words.

This chapter summarizes previous chapters in this book and provides suggestions for future directions of gender-oriented psycho-oncology research.

First three chapters provide...

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Overview of Ethical Approaches

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 11513 words.

While there exists significant disagreement among bioethicists as to the appropriate course of action in specific cases, there is actually general agreement about how to approach ethical...

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Overview of Pediatric Ethics and Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 6199 words.

Significant differences exist between adult and pediatric palliative care, including distinct diagnoses, divergent trajectories of illness, unique aspects of treatment, unique social...

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Pain and Symptom Management at the End of Life

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 10780 words.

The pendulum of pain treatment has swung from stoic acceptance before the widespread availability of opioids, to embrace of opioids as pain became the “fifth vital sign,” to significant...

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Palliative Sedation

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 11481 words.

Palliative sedation refers to lowering a patient’s level of consciousness so that she no longer suffers from intolerable and refractory symptoms. Some forms of palliative sedation are...

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Physician-Assisted Dying

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 12712 words.

Physician-assisted dying (PAD) is now legal in several states, as well as some foreign countries. The primary arguments to justify the practice include autonomy, compassion, justice,...

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Psycho-Oncology Interventions and Programs for Sexual and Gender Minorities

Deborah J. Bowen, Jennifer M. Jabson and Steven S. Coughlin.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 4878 words.

This chapter discusses the literature on cancer-related interventions for sexual and gender minority women and men and identifies directions for future research and practice. The authors...

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Requests for Nonbeneficial Treatment

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 14087 words.

The 1990s were termed the “futility decade” because of greater interest in cases where the patient demands treatment that the physician is reluctant to provide. In many ways this was the...

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Research in Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 12960 words.

There exists a dearth of empirical research in palliative care, both due to limited funding and also methodological hurdles. Some have questioned the appropriateness of doing research with...

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Specific Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 15594 words.

A specific application of advance care planning has to do with determining the “code status” of a patient. Many of the terms used to document this status are misunderstood or carry...

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The “Right to Die”

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 14607 words.

Formerly referred to as “passive euthanasia,” forgoing life-sustaining medical treatment came to be accepted in the 1970s based on a patient’s right to privacy. In order to achieve this...

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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Gender-Related Processes in Adjustment to Cancer

Emma E. Bright and Annette L. Stanton.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 8842 words.

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Their prevalence and disruptive potential warrant an understanding of the factors that influence adjustment to chronic...

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Theories of Gender in Adjustment to Medical Illness

Youngmee Kim, Hannah-Rose Mitchell and Amanda Ting.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 8622 words.

Caregiving has historically been considered the role of women, yet the number of male caregivers has increased substantially in recent years. Such changes call for systematic understanding...

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When the Invisible Screen Becomes Visible

Matthew J. Loscalzo, Karen L. Clark, Courtney Bitz, Justin M. Yopp and Donald L. Rosenstein.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 6834 words.

This chapter outlines two innovative sex- and gender-based biopsychosocial interventions: Couples Coping with Cancer Together and Single Fathers Due to Cancer. The foundation of each...

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