Issues in Palliative Care Research: Methodologies and Outcomes by Russell K. PortenoyIssues in Palliative Care Research: Methodologies and Outcomes by Russell K. Portenoy

Issues in Palliative Care Research: Methodologies and Outcomes

EditorRussell K. Portenoy, Eduardo Bruera

Hardcover | January 15, 2003

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Palliative care is rapidly evolving as a multidimensional therapeutic model devoted to improving the quality of life of all patientswith life-threatening illness. Symptom control, management of psychosocial and spiritual concerns, decision making consistent with values and goals, and care ofthe imminently dying that is appropriate and sensitive to the unique needs of the individual and the family--these are among the critical issues addressed through pallaitive care. As this discipline has evolved, the need for research in all these areas has become widely acknowledged. Issues inPalliative Care Research describes both the progress that already has been made in the investigation of these issues and the methodologic elements that must be addressed in future studies. The perspective is broad and the overriding goal is to inform about the state of the art in these rapidlyevolving areas of research.
Russell K. Portenoy is at Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y. Eduardo Bruera is at Grey Nuns Community Health Center and the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Canada.
Title:Issues in Palliative Care Research: Methodologies and OutcomesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.18 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195130652

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Table of Contents

Pain Research1. Mitchess Max: Methodological issues in the design of analgesic clinical trialsResearch in Anorexia and Gastrointestinal Disorders2. Charles L. Loprinzi, Jeff A. Sloan, and Kendrith M. Rowland, Jr.: Methodologic issues regarding cancer anorexia/cachexia trials3. Joseph F. Foss: Assessment of novel therapies for constipation: Focus on opioid analgesics4. Nigel Sykes: Measurement of constipation5. Alice Inman and Steven D. Passik: Clinical trials of antiemetics in the palliative care setting: Research issuesResearch in Respiratory Symptoms6. Deborah Dudgeon: Multidimensional assessment of dyspnea7. Jessica Corner: Research into nonpharmacological intervention for respiratory problems in palliate careResearch in Fatigue/Asthenia8. Simon C. Wessely: Studying nonpharmacological interventions for fatigue9. Paul B. Jacobsen and Michael A. Weitzner: Evaluating the relationship of fatigue10. Russell K. Portneoy: Fatigue in medical illness: Research issues11. Lynn I. Wagner, David Cella and Amy H. Peterman.: Methodological considerations in the treatment of fatigueNeuropsychiatric and Psychosocial Research12. Harvey M. Chochinov: Depression in the terminally ill: prevalence and measurement issues13. Linda J. Kristjanson: Issues in measuring family care needs and satisfactionQuality of Life Research14. Thomas J. Smith: The usefulness of utility in making decisions about palliative care15. S. Robin Cohen: Assessing quality of life in palliative care16. David J. Casarett: Assessing decision-making capacity in the setting of palliative care researchResearch Issue in End-of-Life Care and Ethical Decision-Making17. Linda L. Emanuel: Research in advance care planning18. Mildred Z. Solomon: Research to improve end-of-life care in the United States: Toward a more behavioral and ecological paradigm19. Barry Rosenfeld: Studying desire for death: methodological issues in end-of-life researchResearch in Practice Change20. David E. Weissman: Changing palliative care practice in academic medical centers21. Marilyn Bookbinder and Nessa Coyle: Changing pain management practices in cancer centers and hospitalsResearch Issues in Special Populations22. John J. Collins: Current status of symptom measurement in children23. Betty Davies, Rose Steele, Kelli Stajduhar, and Anne Bruce: Research in pediatric palliative care24. Kristina Jones and William Breitbart: Palliative care research in HIV/AIDS: clinical trials of symptomatic therapies