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Surgical Palliative Care
     

Surgical Palliative Care

by Geoffrey P. Dunn, Alan Johnson, John L. Cameron, Alan G. Johnson
 

ISBN-10: 0198510004

ISBN-13: 9780198510000

Pub. Date: 06/24/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book describes the principles and practice of surgery in the context of palliative and supportive care. Surgery is often considered too invasive to be useful in palliation and clinicians instinctively turn to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and other drugs. Surgery, with increasingly minimal access techniques, may be simpler and less invasive than other treatments

Overview

This book describes the principles and practice of surgery in the context of palliative and supportive care. Surgery is often considered too invasive to be useful in palliation and clinicians instinctively turn to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and other drugs. Surgery, with increasingly minimal access techniques, may be simpler and less invasive than other treatments and produces excellent palliation. Indeed, most types of surgery are not curative and the aim of this book is to alert all concerned with palliative care to the usefulness and appropriateness of a surgical option.

The book is made up of two sections. The first deals with general issues, varying from quality of life measurement to spirituality, and the second section illustrates their application in different specialties of surgery ranging from neurosurgery to urology. The book ends with a challenge to surgeons to change their perspective from curative surgery, in terms of simply cure or failure, to improvement in quality of life and relief of symptoms. Aimed primarily at palliative medicine and pain consultants, this book will also appeal to surgeons who increasingly need to know more about palliative care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198510000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/24/2004
Series:
Supportive Care Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1
1. Introduction - is surgical palliative care a paradox?, G P Dunn
2. Selection and preparation of patients for surgical palliation, A Easson & A Ng
3. The ethics of interventional care, P Angelos
4. The physiological response to surgical trauma, M D Barber & K C H Fearon
5. The psychological response to surgery, L Stevens
6. Spirituality & surgery, P Ravenscroft & E Ravenscroft
7. Interdisciplinary care, A Mosenthal, D Price & P Murphy
8. Quality of life issues in palliative surgery, M Koller & W Lorenz
9. Anaesthesia and peri-operative pain management, K H Simpson & D J Bush
Part 2
10. Symptom palliation of diseases of the head and neck (including dentistry), S Rogers
11. The surgical relief of the symptomatic chest, B Nelems
12. Surgery for the control of symptoms in the abdomen, A Johnson
13. Symptom control in urological malignancy, A P Doherty & J M O'Sullivan
14. Wound and reconstructive problems in advanced disease, T J Krizek
15. Neurosurgical palliation, D L Johnson
16. The role of the opthalmologist in advanced disease, D Yorsten
17. Perspectives from the developing world and diverse societies, R Aluwihare
18. Epilogue: a message to all surgeons, G P Dunn & A Johnson

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