Topics in Palliative Care / Edition 1

Topics in Palliative Care / Edition 1

by Russell K. Portenoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195102460

ISBN-13: 9780195102468

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Portenoy, Russell K., MD(Beth Israel Medical Center, New York); Bruera, Eduardo, MD(Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)  See more details below

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Portenoy, Russell K., MD(Beth Israel Medical Center, New York); Bruera, Eduardo, MD(Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195102468
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Topics in Palliative Care Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
IDelirium in Cancer Patients
Introduction: Critical Issues in the Assessment of Delirium3
1Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Delirium7
2Assessment and Management of Reversible Delirium21
3Counseling the Confused Patient and the Family45
IIGastrointestinal Disorders in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Introduction: A Call for Research to Elucidate Causes, Assessment, and Management of Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms57
4Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders in Patients with Advanced Cancer61
5Assessment and Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation95
6Assessment and Management of Mechanical Bowel Obstruction113
IIIAdvances in the Pharmacotherapy of Pain
Introduction: What Might the Future Hold for Opioid Pharmacotherapy?133
7Pharmacology of Opioid Drugs: Basic Principles137
8Clinical Implications of Morphine Metabolites163
9The Emerging Role of the Fentanyl Series in the Treatment of Chronic Cancer Pain177
10Intraindividual Variability in Opioid Response: A Role for Sequential Opioid Trials in Patient Care195
IVPsychosocial Adaptation to Cancer
Introduction: Psychopathology in Patients with Progressive Medical Disorders: What Is "Normal"?207
11"Normal" Adjustment to Cancer: Characteristics and Assessment213
12The Family as a Unit of Treatment245
13Denial, Misinformation, and the "Assault of Truth"263
14Clinical Response to Spiritual Issues279
Index291

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