Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive neuromuscular disorders and degenerative disorders all give rise to varying degrees of respiratory distress which adversely affects the patient's quality of life. In recent years, there has been significant growth into the ...
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Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive neuromuscular disorders and degenerative disorders all give rise to varying degrees of respiratory distress which adversely affects the patient's quality of life. In recent years, there has been significant growth into the palliation of respiratory symptoms leading to practical ways
of giving relief in hospices, hospitals and at home.

The second edition of this popular title in the Supportive Care series includes non-malignant respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis in AIDS patients, cystic fibrosis and ventilator-dependent patients, and focuses on aetiology and diagnosis and management, emphasising symptoms, quality of life and psychosocial support. The underlying theme of the book is the application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Marlene S. Foreman, BSN, MN (Hospice of Acadiana, Inc.)
Description: This is the second edition of a comprehensive book on the care of patients with respiratory diseases and conditions that relates equally well to all points along the continuum of care, from patients just diagnosed with a disease to end of life care.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide to help professionals collaborate with patients in their care at all stages of respiratory disease. The editors intend this book to enhance the care of persons with respiratory problems, a lofty goal that this book accomplishes.
Audience: This broad-based book should be required for residents and practitioners in family medicine as well as respiratory specialties. It is a valuable resource for practitioners in cancer care, respiratory care, and end of life care. The editors have brought together a fine panel of knowledgeable contributors.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics from physical symptoms and treatments to psychosocial, financial, and public health issues. Healthcare and evidence-based respiratory care have seen significant changes since the first edition in 2005, and now there is a serious focus on patient and family goals for care and collaboration with professionals to help achieve them. The book begins with an overview of respiratory physiology and palliative care, which sets the tone. It also discusses healthcare economics. The illustrations will help readers understand concepts and physiology and the scales will assist practitioners in providing expert respiratory care.
Assessment: As a nurse with over 45 years of experience, ranging from aide to BSN to MN and from hospital to nursing home to nurse educator and, now, as a hospice nurse of almost 21 years, I have read and reviewed many books. This one provides comprehensive, accurate, and useful information for the care of patients with respiratory diseases and conditions. It thoroughly discusses the physiology of disease progression and appropriate therapies, as well as inappropriate or minimally helpful treatments. The research-based information is valuable not only in patient care, but also in the education of students, residents, and practitioners in all fields of healthcare. This book stresses patient and family goal setting as well as the use of interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide appropriate care to individuals with respiratory problems. This edition incorporates the many changes that have occurred over the past few years.
From the Publisher

"...a desperately needed addition to the world's medical literature, as a well-written and scientifically-supported summary of the expanding knowledge base in supportive and palliative care." --Respiratory Care

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191634062
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 1/26/2012
  • Series: Supportive Care Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Respiratory Physician, Leeds General Infirmary, and Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

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Table of Contents

1 The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care 3
2 Anatomy and physiology 39
3 Quality of life - models and measures of quality of life 57
4 Complementary medicine for respiratory diseases 67
5 Economics applied to respiratory supportive care 79
6 Mechanisms of dyspnoea 93
7 Assessment of dyspnoea in research 123
8 Assessment of dyspnoea in clinical practice and audit 135
9 Drug therapies 147
10 Oxygen and airflow 165
11 Rehabilitation and exercise 189
12 Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training 215
13 Psychosocial therapies 229
14 Nutrition and cachexia 239
15 Occupational therapy and environmental modifications 249
16 Upper airflow obstruction 265
17 Diffuse airflow obstruction and 'restrictive' lung disease 281
18 Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases 307
19 Dyspnoea in motor neurone disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) 317
20 Hyperventilation and disproportionate breathlessness 323
21 Physiology and pathophysiology of cough 341
22 Chronic cough with a 'normal' chest radiograph 365
23 Massive haemoptysis : causes, assessment, and management 371
24 The therapy of expectoration 381
25 The management of cystic fibrosis 391
26 Mechanisms of pain associated with respiratory disease 413
27 Pain in association with respiratory conditions : assessment in research and clinical practice 427
28 Treating severe pain in advanced lung disease 439
29 Pain in association with respiratory disease management : neurolytic procedures 453
30 Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease 463
31 Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease 487
32 Chronic infections : pulmonary tuberculosis 515
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