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Care in the terminal phase

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 6799 words.

Introduction - Domains of care in the terminal phase - Preparation for death - Management of breathlessness - Management of retained secretions - Management of pain - Management of...

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Caring for the carers

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 3336 words.

Introduction - Support for carers - Bereavement support - Caring for professionals - Further reading

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Chronic respiratory failure from end-stage disease

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 2297 words.

Definition - Pathophysiology - Clinical features - Oxygen therapy in chronic respiratory failure - Non-invasive ventilation in chronic respiratory failure

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Communication with patients and families

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine; Communication Skills. 7334 words.

Introduction - Barriers to communication in advanced disease - Discussion of prognosis - Advance care planning - Practical communication skills - Sharing bad news - Communicating with...

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Emergencies in advanced respiratory disease

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 5723 words.

Introduction - Acute pulmonary embolism - Superior vena cava obstruction - Pleural effusion - Airway obstruction - Massive haemoptysis - Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax - ...

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Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

David Currow and Katherine Clark.

November 2006; p ublished online August 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Dermatology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Gastroenterology; Haematology; Neurology; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Psychiatry; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Genito-urinary Medicine. 344 pages.

This is a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in palliative care. It provides clinical guidance for the management of people with progressive life limiting...

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End-stage respiratory disease

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 7794 words.

The burden of end-stage respiratory disease - Disease trajectories - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Lung cancer - Mesothelioma - Interstitial lung disease - Chest wall and...

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Ethical and legal considerations

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 5654 words.

Principles of ethical decision-making - Legal context - Assessment of mental capacity - Assessment of best interests - Advance and proxy decisions - Withholding and withdrawing treatment ...

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Health-related quality of life in end-stage respiratory disease

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine. 1267 words.

Causes of poor health-related quality of life - Barriers to provision of care - Further reading

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Heart Failure

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Pathology; Clinical Skills; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Palliative Medicine. 512 pages.

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology, and many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. With...

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