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The Philosophy of Palliative CareCritique and Reconstruction

The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

Fiona Randall and R S Downie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567363
eISBN:
9780191730535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567363.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

The idea of a philosophy of palliative care emerged with Cicely Saunders' vision for ‘a good death’, and was developed further with the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of palliative care. ... More

Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services, and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in ... More

Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Zbigniew Zylicz, Robert Twycross, and E. Anthony Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Pruritus is a prevalent symptom in many skin conditions. However, much less is known about pruritus unassociated with primary skin disease. This latter problem is of major relevance to most medical ... More

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Mari Lloyd-Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families requires the skills of many professionals working together as a team. It is often the psychosocial issues surrounding patients and ... More

A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Worldwide, more than 50 million people die each year and it is estimated on the basis of the conditions leading to death that up to 60% of them could benefit from some form of palliative care. It is ... More

Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Rachel Stanworth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Listening carefully to patients at the end of life is at the heart of good palliative care and this book provides a means of recognizing and talking about spiritual needs even when religious language ... More

Research Methods in Palliative Care

Research Methods in Palliative Care

Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative and end-of-life care are concerned with the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual care of people with advanced disease. It currently has a poorly developed research base, but the ... More

Resilience in Palliative CareAchievement in adversity

Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book offers an overview of key aspects of palliative care, presented through a resilience perspective. Why do some patients and families break down while others surmount the challenges facing ... More

Supportive care for the person with dementia

Supportive care for the person with dementia

Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care ... More

Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This book provides an evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasize the continuum of palliative care from the time of ... More

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