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Advance Care Planning

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2841 words.

Chapter 8 discusses advance care planning, and covers framework, establishing and documenting preferences and goals, important advance care planning issues, medical orders and advance...

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Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2785 words.

Chapter 66 covers alcohol abuse and dependence, including a case study, definition, prevalence, likely etiologies and risk factors, diagnosis, consequences of substance abuse, expected...

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Anorexia/Cachexia

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 761 words.

Chapter 42 covers anorexia and cachexia, including a case study, definition, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment options, palliative care issues, and take-home points.

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Anxiety

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2050 words.

Chapter 65 covers anxiety, including a case study, definition, prevalence, consequences of untreated anxiety, likely etiologies, diagnosis, treatment options, palliative care issues, and...

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Arrhythmias

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2673 words.

Chapter 83 covers arrhythmias (atrial fibrilliation, bradycardia, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death), including a case study, definition, prevalence, likely etiologies,...

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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2059 words.

Chapter 27 discusses artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH), and covers goals of therapy, potential complications, role of ANH in serious illness, decision-making about ANH, frequently...

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Ascites

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 1361 words.

Chapter 43 covers ascites, including a case study, definition, prevalence, consequences of untreated ascites, diagnosis, treatment options, palliative care issues, and take-home points.

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Aspiration Pneumonia

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 2638 words.

Chapter 74 covers aspiration pneumonia, including a case study, definition, prevalence, likely etiologies, diagnosis, expected disease course, treatment options, risk reduction, palliative...

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Assistive Aids and Devices

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 1971 words.

Chapter 24 discusses assistive aids and devices, including demographics, purpose, barriers to use, selection of appropriate technology, reimbursement, palliative care issues, and take-home...

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Behavioral Disorders in Dementia

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch.

in Geriatric Palliative Care

April 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 3173 words.

Chapter 33 discusses behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD), including a case study, definition, prevalence, consequences of untreated BPSD, likely etiologies, diagnosis,...

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