Evidence Based Symptom Control in Palliative Care

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Edited by Arthur G. Lipman, PharmD, FASHP Professor, College of Pharmacy; Director of Clinical Pharmacology, Pain Management Center, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Advisory Group, Huntsman Cancer Center; University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City Kenneth C. Jackson II, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy, World Institute of Pain Management Center, Lubbock, Texas Linda S. Tyler, PharmD, FASHP Professor (Clinical), College of ...

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Edited by Arthur G. Lipman, PharmD, FASHP Professor, College of Pharmacy; Director of Clinical Pharmacology, Pain Management Center, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Advisory Group, Huntsman Cancer Center; University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City Kenneth C. Jackson II, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy, World Institute of Pain Management Center, Lubbock, Texas Linda S. Tyler, PharmD, FASHP Professor (Clinical), College of Pharmacy and Manager, Drug Information Service, Department of Pharmacy Services, University Hospitals and Clinics, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City

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Lisa Stepp
Palliative care accepts a balanced holistic approach for patient care; however, interventions must be evidence-based to maintain credibility in the medical community. This text has been prepared to provide clinicians with a summary of the evidence available regarding symptom management. The recommendations provided are based on published evidence and are for clinician use. Today the focus in healthcare remains on evidence-based interventions and outcomes to ensure quality care. Providing clinicians with summarized studies is greatly needed in the area of palliative care and is a worthy objective. This text is written for clinicians involved in hospice and palliative care. The text utilizes language that is easiest for clinicians and advanced clinicians to comprehend. The authors have extensive experience in research evaluation. Summarizing published research is a difficult task. The authors have presented systematically developed texts, tables, and algorithms based on available literature. While not all symptoms faced in the palliative care setting are presented, the fifteen common problems are extensively examined. The graphs and tables are easy-to-read and comprehend. The outline of each chapter provides a summary, key words, content, and potential research questions. The references are current and well established. Currently, there is very little in the published literature that addresses evidenced-based symptom management. This text provides a welcome addition to the current body of knowledge.
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Reviewer: Lisa Stepp, PhD, RN, APN, AOCN, CRNH (Private Practice)
Description: Palliative care accepts a balanced holistic approach for patient care; however, interventions must be evidence-based to maintain credibility in the medical community. This text has been prepared to provide clinicians with a summary of the evidence available regarding symptom management.
Purpose: The recommendations provided are based on published evidence and are for clinician use. Today the focus in healthcare remains on evidence-based interventions and outcomes to ensure quality care. Providing clinicians with summarized studies is greatly needed in the area of palliative care and is a worthy objective.
Audience: This text is written for clinicians involved in hospice and palliative care. The text utilizes language that is easiest for clinicians and advanced clinicians to comprehend. The authors have extensive experience in research evaluation.
Features: Summarizing published research is a difficult task. The authors have presented systematically developed texts, tables, and algorithms based on available literature. While not all symptoms faced in the palliative care setting are presented, the fifteen common problems are extensively examined. The graphs and tables are easy-to-read and comprehend. The outline of each chapter provides a summary, key words, content, and potential research questions. The references are current and well established.
Assessment: Currently, there is very little in the published literature that addresses evidenced-based symptom management. This text provides a welcome addition to the current body of knowledge.
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Written for clinicians caring for patients with advanced irreversible diseases who wish to improve quality of life for patients and families, and lessen their physical and emotional pain. Contributions from the editors and other pharmacists cover symptom control approaches for anorexia and cachexia, anxiety, bleeding problems, constipation, delirium, depression, diarrhea, dyspnea, fatigue and weakness, mouth problems, nausea and vomiting, and nutrition and hydration. Each review includes a summary, keywords, flow chart, literature review, evidence and drug therapy tables; a discussion of available evaluation instruments; a list of some open research questions, and references. The book is co-published simultaneously as , v.7, no.4 1999 and v.8, no.1 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Table of Contents

Contents

  • Foreword: Format of the Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Evidence-Based Palliative Care
  • Anorexia and Cachexia in Palliative Care
  • Anxiety in Palliative Care Patients
  • Bleeding Problems in Palliative Care Patients
  • Constipation in Palliative Care Patients
  • Delirium in Palliative Care Patients
  • Depression in Palliative Care Patients
  • Diarrhea in Palliative Care Patients
  • Dyspnea in Palliative Care Patients
  • Instructions for Authors
  • Fatigue in Palliative Care Patients
  • Oral Mucosal Problems in Palliative Care Patients
  • Nausea and Vomiting in Palliative Care Patients
  • Nutrition and Hydration Problems in Palliative Care Patients
  • APPENDICES
  • Advances in Evidence-Based Information Resources for Clinical Practice
  • The Cochrane Collaboration and Library: Accessing the Best Evidence Through Systematic Reviews
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included     
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