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A

Andrew Dickman.

in Drugs in Palliative Care

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Pharmacology. 4248 words.

This chapter includes drugs beginning with the letter A

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Access to palliative care

Gunn Grande.

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6648 words.

This chapter describes who uses palliative care and reviews the factors affecting access to palliative care. It is difficult to estimate what the appropriate level of palliative care...

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Access to palliative care: international perspectives

Max Watson, Rachel Campbell, Nandini Vallath, Stephen Ward and Jo Wells.

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6272 words.

This chapter describes the crucial relevance of palliative care in today’s healthcare environment, as well as the extent and reasons for the inequities in its accessibility globally. It...

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Access to Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

Lisa C. Lindley and Jessica Keim-Malpass.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Skills. 6550 words.

Access to high-quality pediatric hospice and palliative care is becoming increasingly important as the prevalence of children with serious illness grows and the complexity of their health...

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Accounts of Self: Exploring Relationality Through Literature

Maura Spiegel and Danielle Spencer.

in The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 9965 words.

Literature offers the opportunity to study relationality in many different forms and contexts. This chapter discusses relationality in creative works—Colm Toíbín’s “One Minus One”,...

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Achieving change without power

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY.

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams

October 1998; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3815 words.

This chapter addresses the issue of achieving change without power and direct authority. It draws parallels between palliative care teams and modern organizations that have to earn the...

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Achieving shared treatment decisions

Martin H.N. Tattersall and David W. Kissane.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 6668 words.

The respect of a patient’s autonomous rights within the model of patient-centred care has led to shared decision-making, rather than more paternalistic care. Understanding patient needs,...

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Acknowledgement of Reviewers (2017)

in Pain Medicine

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Anaesthetics; Clinical Medicine; Pain Medicine; Palliative Medicine. 2416 words.

ACP in hospice and specialist palliative care

Simon Noble.

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

December 2010; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 3884 words.

This chapter provides an overview of Advance Care Planning (ACP) within the hospice or specialist palliative care inpatient setting. It examines the breadth of ACP amongst the inpatient...

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Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours

Helen White.

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

July 2004; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 6747 words.

This chapter examines some of the issues involved for those people diagnosed with a primary brain tumour who have developed swallowing and/or communication difficulties. Cancer is a...

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Acting on a wish to die at the end of life: the Swiss situation

Alexandre Mauron.

in The Patient's Wish to Die

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5270 words.

In Switzerland, the context of wishing to die in end-of-life situations is inextricably linked to the legality of assisted suicide and of organizations that provide it. This liberal stance...

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Action research: an overview

Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt and Katharina Heimerl.

in Participatory Research in Palliative Care

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 5170 words.

This chapter sets the scene for the whole book and maps the history of action research starting with Lewin's work as a psychologist in the 1940s, its take-up within education to its current...

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Acupuncture

Beverley de Valois.

in Enhancing Cancer Care

September 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 4109 words.

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that evolved from ancient Oriental theories and practices of medicine. Since the 1970s, it has become increasingly popular in the West as a means of...

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Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

Zubia S. Ahmad and Egidio Del Fabbro.

in Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care

April 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology. 1125 words.

Part of Section V which addresses common gastrointestinal disorders and how to tailor management recommendations based on the patient's goals of care and prognosis, Chapter 5.2 discusses...

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Acute Coronary Syndrome

Robinder Singh, Mustafa Toma and Gil Kimel.

in Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care

April 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology. 1487 words.

Part of Section III which addresses common cardiovascular disorders and how to tailor management recommendations based on the patient's goals of care and prognosis, Chapter 3.2 discusses...

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Acute Stroke Syndrome

Pedro Pérez-Cruz and Beatriz Shand.

in Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care

April 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology. 1333 words.

Part of Section X which addresses common neuropsychiatric disorders and how to tailor management recommendations based on the patient's goals of care and prognosis, Chapter 10.1 discusses...

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Adaptation of Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in the Israeli Context

Gil Goldzweig, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Gali Elinger, Anat Laronne, Reut Wertheim and Noam Pizem.

in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Psychiatry. 6960 words.

The implementation and dissemination of psychosocial interventions across different countries is a major challenge to clinicians worldwide. Cultural and societal considerations are required...

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Adapting Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Julia A. Kearney and Jennifer S. Ford.

in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Psychiatry. 7763 words.

There is a lack of validated psychotherapeutic interventions for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer population, despite years of evidence of significant need. AYAs with cancer...

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Adapting Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Palliative Care Setting

Melissa Masterson, Barry Rosenfeld, Hayley Pessin and Natalie Fenn.

in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Psychiatry. 6642 words.

Meaning-centered psychotherapy (MCP) has demonstrated effectiveness in aiding patients with advanced cancer search for and attain a sense of meaning in life despite serious illness. Work...

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The additive analgesia of adrenaline in epidural blockade

Paul Farquhar-Smith.

in Landmark Papers in Pain

July 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology. 1065 words.

The landmark paper discussed in this chapter is ‘Adrenaline markedly improves thoracic epidural analgesia produced by a low-dose infusion of bupivacaine, fentanyl and adrenaline after major...

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