Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients by Julia Addington-HallPalliative Care for Non-cancer Patients by Julia Addington-Hall

Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

EditorJulia Addington-Hall, Irene Higginson

Hardcover | May 1, 2001

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The specialty of palliative care has traditionally grown out of oncology and there has been little research into the needs of patients dying from causes other than cancer. Few non-cancer patients receive hospice in-patient, home care or day care although a good proportion of hospices say thattheir services are available to non-cancer patients. As a result, the importance of palliative care for non-cancer patients is now being increasingly recognized internationally, and in the UK a committee reporting to the Department of Health recommended that palliative care should be accessible toall patients who need such care. Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patients considers the needs and experiences of patients dying from, for example, stroke, heart disease or dementia by,drawing on a range of disciplines and specialties in medicine. The provision of palliative care for patients dying from causes other than cancerraises a number of important questions for policy makers and purchasers. This book summarizes what is known about the needs of and appropriate service provision for people dying of causes other than cancer and begins to set a research agenda.
Julia Addington-Hall is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head in the Department of Palliative Care and Policy and Irene Higginson is Professor of Palliative Care and Policy both at King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry and St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK.
Title:Palliative Care for Non-cancer PatientsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.83 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192629603

ISBN - 13:9780192629609

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Table of Contents

IntroductionStrokeRespiratory diseaseHeart diseaseNeurodegenerative diseaseChildren and young adultsThe management of chronic pain in palliative non-cancer patientsPalliative care in liver diseaseRenal palliative carePalliative care for patients with dementiaSickle cell diseaseHIV/AIDSPalliative care in nursing homesPalliative care in hospital settings for patients with non-malignant diseasePalliative care for non-cancer patients: a UK perspective from primary careSpecialist palliative care and non-malignant diseasesPatients' perspectivesReforming care through continuous quality improvementPalliative care for non-cancer patients: a purchaser perspectiveInformal carers of dependants with advanced diseaseSpecialist palliative care for non-cancer patients: the ethical argumentsCultural issues in palliative care for non-cancer patientsClinical implicationsDiscussion