Topics in Palliative Care: Volume 4

Hardcover | February 15, 2000

EditorRussell K. Portenoy, Eduardo Bruera

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This is the fourth book in a series devoted to research and practice in palliative care. This rapidly evolving field focuses on the management of phenomena that produce discomfort and that undermine the quality of life of patients with incurable medical disorders. To highlight the diversityin this field, each volume is divided into sections that address a range of issues. Various sections discuss aspects of symptom control, psyshosocial functioning, spiritual or existential concerns, ethics, and other topics. The 4 sections in this volume are Survial Estimation in Palliative Care,Education and Training in Palliative Care, Procoagulant and Anticoagulant Therapy in Palliative Care, and Issues in the Assessment and Management of Common Symptoms. The authors present and evaluate existing data, provide a context drawn from both the clinic and research, and integrate knowledge ina manner that is both practical and readable.

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This is the fourth book in a series devoted to research and practice in palliative care. This rapidly evolving field focuses on the management of phenomena that produce discomfort and that undermine the quality of life of patients with incurable medical disorders. To highlight the diversityin this field, each volume is divided into s...

Russell Portenoy is at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY. Eduardo Bruera is at Grey Nuns Community Health Center and the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, currently Director, Dept. of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513219X

ISBN - 13:9780195132199

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Table of Contents

I Survival Estimation in Palliative Care1. Marco Maltoni, Oriana Nanni, Emanuela Scarpi, Morco Pirovano, and Dino Amadori: Model for Estimation of Survival in Patients with Far-Advanced Cancer2. Victor T. Chang: The Value of Symptoms in Prognosis of Cancer Patients3. Ronald S. schonwetter and Chirag R. Jani: Survival Estimation in Noncancer Patients with Advanced Disease4. Gary S Fischer, James A. Tulsky, and Robert M. Arnold: Communicating a Poor PrognosisII Education and Training in Palliative Care5. Irene J. Higginson and Julie Hearn: Palliative Care audit: Tools, Objectives, and Models for training in Assessment, Monitoring, and Review6. David E. Weissman: Cancer pain as a Model for the Training of Physicians in Palliative Care7. J. Cameron Muir and Charles F. von Gunten: The Palliative Care Unit as a Focus for Professional Education8. Janet L. Abrahm: The Palliative Care Consultation Team as a Model for Palliative Care EducationIII Procoagulant and Anticoagulant Therapy in Palliative Care9. Jose Pereira, Isabelle Mancini, and Eduardo Bruera: The Management of Bleeding in Advanced Cancer Patients10. Grahm F. Pineo and Russell D. Hull: The Use of Heparin, Low Molecular Weight Heparin, and Oral Anticoagulants in the Management of Thromboembolic Disease11. Mark N. Levine: Prophylactic Anticogulant Therapy in the Terminally Ill Cancer PatientIV Issues in the Assessment and Management of Common Symptoms12. Stuart L. Du Pen and Anna R. Du Pen: Intraspinal Analgesic Therapy in Palliative Care: Evolving Perspective13. Deborah J. Dudgeon and Susan Rosenthal: Pathophysiology and Assessment of Dyspnea in the Patient with Cancer14. Sharon Watanabe: The Role of Oxygen in Cancer-Related Dyspnea15. Robin L. Fainsinger: Treatment of Delirium at the End of Life: Medical and Ethical IssuesIndex

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"The editors succeeded in including leaders in the fields, and the book offers diverse perspectives and beliefs about palliative care. There are some important strengths, precisely for the reasons we expected: the editors' understanding of where the field has been, its current struggles, andwhere we will go. This book provides insight to how we will get there.--Respiratory Care, May 2002