Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology

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Ann M. Berger, John L. Shuster, Jamie H. Von Roenn
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 923 pages
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The first truly interdisciplinary book on supportive oncology and palliative care returns with a new edition that serves as a practical guide to the management of the myriad symptoms and quality-of-life issues that occur in patients with cancer—including newly diagnosed patients, patients undergoing treatment, cancer survivors, and patients whose disease is no longer curable. The interdisciplinary group of contributors includes leading experts in hospice care and palliative medicine, oncology, nursing, neurology, psychiatry, anesthesiology, and pharmacology.

This completely revised edition features new chapters on caregiver stress, hepatic failure, pulmonary failure, research issues in palliative care, and beginning a palliative care program. Content has been aligned with the needs of today's palliative care fellowship programs and includes additional tables, algorithms, and flow charts.

 

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Contents

Bone Pain Visceral Pain Neuropathic Pain
27
Opioid Pharmacotherapy
45
Nonopioid and Adjuvant Analgesics
59
Physiatric Approaches to Pain Management
75
Neurosurgical Interventional Approaches to Pain
87
PART B CONSTITUTIONAL SYMPTOMS
95
Fever and Sweats
105
Hot Flashes
117
PART A DEFINITIONS AND MODELS
469
Epidemiology and Prognostication in Noncancer Diagnoses
477
Definitions and Models of Palliative Care
489
Hospice
499
PART B ASSESSMENT ISSUES
507
Communication During Transitions of Care
527
L THERAPIES WITH PALLIATIVE INTENT
537
Palliative Chemotherapy
549

GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES
125
DysphagiaSpeech Rehabilitation
131
Chronic Nausea and Vomiting
151
Bowel Obstruction
177
Diagnosis and Management of Ascites
185
Hiccups and Other Gastrointestinal Symptoms
193
Oral Manifestations and Complications of Cancer Therapy
205
L SKIN
221
Treatment of TumorRelated Skin Disorders
229
Management of Pressure Ulcers and Fungating Wounds
239
Lymphedema
253
Principles of Fistula and Stoma Management
265
PART E L CARDIOPULMONARY AND WASCULAR SYNDROMES
277
Hemoptysis 2 91
291
Airway Obstruction Bronchospasm and Cough
297
Management of Advanced Lung Disease Including Pleural and Pericardial Effusions
309
Management of Advanced Hepatic Disease
327
Management of Advanced Heart Failure
337
PART F GENITOURINARY SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES
357
Management of Renal Failure
371
PART G METABOLIC DISORDERS
383
PART H SELECTED NEUROLOGIC SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES
401
Management of Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Compression
415
Neuromuscular Dysfunction and Palliative Care
425
IT SELECTED PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES
435
Depression and Anxiety
445
Substance Abuse Issues in Palliative Care
457
Palliative Surgery
561
Palliative Endoscopic and Interventional Radiologic Procedures
579
L OTHER ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE CARE
593
Disorders of Sexuality and Reproduction
605
Management of Symptoms in the Actively Dying Patient
623
Bereavement Care
645
Starting a Palliative Care Program
655
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PALLIATIVE CARE
685
Withholding and Withdrawing Potentially LifeSustaining Treatment
697
Ethics and the Law
717
SPECIAL INTERVENTIONS IN SUPPORTIVE
725
Nutrition Support
741
Issues in Nutrition and Hydration
755
Rehabilitative Medicine
765
Complementary and Alternative Approaches
777
SPECIAL POPULATIONS
785
Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Survivorship
805
Palliative Care in Pediatrics
813
Geriatric Palliative Care
825
Palliative Care in HIVAIDS
833
Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit Setting
849
RESEARCH ISSUES IN SUPPORTVE CARE
869
Measurement of Quality of Life Outcomes
877
Ethics and Study Design
887
Index
895
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About the author (2007)

Jamie Von Roenn, M.D. Director, Division of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

Michael Preodor, M.D. Professor of Medicine Director, Chronic Pain Management

Judy Paice, Ph.D, R.N., N.P. Director, Nurse Practitioner's Unit Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

ALL OF: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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