Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

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The definitive Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, now in its fifth edition, has again been thoroughly updated to offer a truly global perspective in this field of extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness. Updated to include new sections devoted to assessment tools, care of patients with cancer, and the management of issues in the very young and the very old, this leading textbook covers all the new and emerging topics since its original publication in 1993. In addition, the multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book, covering areas from ethical and communication issues, the treatment of symptoms and the management of pain. This fifth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is dedicated to the memory of Professor Geoffrey Hanks, pioneer in the field of palliative medicine, and co-editor of the previous four editions. Winner in the Medicine category of the British Medical Association Book Awards, this is a truly comprehensive text, no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medical library should be without this essential source of information.

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ISBN-13: 9780192534323
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Series: Oxford Textbook
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About the Author

Nathan Cherny is Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Nathan is also Director of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel. Marie Fallon is the St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and is an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stein Kaasa is Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), Norway. Russell K. Portenoy is Chief Medical Officer and Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, New York, and Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. David C. Currow is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Service at the Flinders Centre for Clinical Change, Flinders University, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Section 1: The Worldwide Status of Palliative Care
1.1. International progress in creating palliative medicine as a specialized discipline and the development of palliative care, Sheila Payne and Tom Lynch
1.2. Providing palliative care in economically disadvantaged countries, M.R. Rajagopal and Reena George
1.3. Essential medicines for palliative care, Liliana De Lima and Eduardo Bruera
1.4. Policy in palliative care, David C. Currow and Stein Kaasa
Section 2: The Challenge of Palliative Medicine
2.1. The problem of suffering and the principles of assessment in palliative medicine, Nathan I. Cherny
2.2. The epidemiology of death and symptoms: planning for population-based palliative care, Megan B. Sands, Dianne L. O'Connell, Michael Piza, and Jane
2.3. Predicting survival in patients with advanced disease, Paul Glare, Christian T. Sinclair, Patrick Stone, and Josephine Clayton
2.4. Defining a 'good' death, Karen E. Steinhauser and James A. Tulsky
2.5. Ethnic and cultural aspects of palliative care, LaVera Crawley and Jonathan Koffman
2.6. The economic challenges of palliative medicine, Thomas J. Smith and J. Brian Cassel
Section 3: Service Delivery Issues in Palliative Care
3.1. Barriers to the delivery of palliative care, Barry Laird
3.2. Palliative care delivery models, Irene J. Higginson
3.3. Palliative care in the emergency department, Paul L. DeSandre and Karen May
3.4. Palliative care in the nursing home, Jane Phillips, Annmarie Hosie, and Patricia M. Davidson
Section 4: The Interdisciplinary Team
4.1. The core team and the extended team, Dagny Faksvag Haugen, Friedemann Nauck, and Augusto Caraceni
4.2. Teaching and training in palliative medicine, Karen Forbes and Jane Gibbins
4.3. Nursing and palliative care, Deborah Witt Sherman and David C. Free
4.4. Social work in palliative care, Terry Altilio and Nina Laing
4.5. The role of the chaplain in palliative care, George Handzo and Christina Puchalski
4.6. Occupational therapy in palliative care, Jill Cooper and Nina Kite
4.7. Music therapy in palliative care, Clare O'Callaghan
4.8. The contribution of the dietitian and nutritionist to palliative medicine, Rosemary Richardson and Isobel Davidson
4.9. Physiotherapy in palliative care, Anne M. English
4.10. Speech and language therapy in palliative care, Tim Luckett and Katherine L.P. Reid
4.11. The contribution of art therapy to palliative medicine, Michele J.M. Wood
4.12. Stoma therapy in palliative care, Jane Ellen Barr
4.13. Clinical psychology in palliative care, Anja Mehnert
4.14. The contribution of the clinical pharmacist in palliative care, Margaret Gibbs
4.15. Medical rehabilitation and the palliative care patient, Deborah Franklin and Andrea Cheville
4.16. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral distress in palliative care, Nathan Cherny, Batsheva Werman, and Michael Kearney
4.17. Integrative oncology in palliative medicine, Gary Deng and Barrie Cassileth
Section 5: Ethical Issues
5.1. Human rights issues, Frank Brennan and Liz Gwyther
5.2. Confidentiality, Timothy W. Kirk
5.3. Neuro-palliative care and disorders of consciousness, Joseph J. Fins and Barbara Pohl
5.4. Truth telling and consent, Linda L. Emanuel and Rebecca Johnson
5.5. Ethics in paediatric palliative care, Richard D.W. Hain
5.6. Dignity and palliative end-of-life care, Harvey Max Chochinov, Susan E. McClement, and Maia S. Kredentser
5.7. Euthanasia and palliative care, Lars Johan Materstvedt and Georg Bosshard
5.8. Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment (including artificial nutrition and hydration), Danielle N. Ko and Craig D. Blinderman
Section 6: Communication and Palliative Medicine
6.1. Communication with the patient and family, Thomas W. LeBlanc and James A. Tulsky
6.2. Talking with families and children about the death of a parent, Mari Lloyd-Williams and Jackie Ellis
6.3. Communication between professionals, Janet L. Abrahm, Amanda Moment, Jane deLima Thomas, and Katie Fitzgerald
6.4. Communication with the public, politicians, and the news media, Barry R. Ashpole
Section 7: Assessment Tools and Informatics
7.1. Palliative care needs assessment tools, Afaf Girgis and Amy Waller
7.2. The measurement of, and tools for, pain and other symptoms, Jane M. Ingham, Helen M. Moore, Jane L. Phillips, and Russell K. Portenoy
7.3. Informatics and literature search, Jennifer J. Tieman and David C. Currow
7.4. Validated assessment tools for psychological, spiritual, and family issues, Linda L. Emanuel, Richard A. Powell, George Handzo, Kelly Nichole Michelson, and Lara Dhingra
Section 8: Common Symptoms and Disorders
8.1. Fatigue and asthenia, Sriram Yennurajalingam and Eduardo Bruera
8.2. Dyspnoea and other respiratory symptoms in palliative care, Kin-Sang Chan, Doris M.W. Tse, and Michael M.K. Sham
8.3. Anaemia, cytopenias, and thrombosis in palliative medicine, Nancy Y. Zhu and Cynthia Wu
8.4. Genitourinary aspects of palliative care, Olivia T. Lee, Jennifer N. Wu, Frederick J. Meyers, and Christopher P. Evans
8.5. Oral care, Andrew N. Davies
8.6. Sleep disorders, Kyriaki Mystakidou, Irene Panagiotou, Efi Parpa, and Eleni Tsilika
8.7. The management of bleeding in palliative care, Jose Pereira and Jennifer Brodeur
8.8. Sexual dysfunction: discussing patient sexuality and intimacy in palliative care, Amanda Hordern
Section 9: Common Symptoms and Disorders: Pain
9.1. Principles of drug therapy: focus on opioids, Ruth Branford, Emily Wighton, and Joy Ross
9.2. Pathophysiology of pain in cancer and other terminal illnesses, R.M. Gordon-Williams and Anthony H. Dickenson
9.3. Definition and assessment of chronic pain in advanced disease, Clare Rayment and Michael I. Bennett
9.4. Opioid therapy: optimizing analgesic outcomes, Marie Fallon and Nathan Cherny
9.5. Opioid therapy: managing risks of abuse, addiction, and diversion, Julie R. Price, Alric D. Hawkins, and Steven D. Passik
9.6. Non-opioid analgesics, Per Sjogren, Frank Elsner, and Stein Kaasa
9.7. Adjuvant analgesics, David Lussier and Russell K. Portenoy
9.8. Interventional approaches for chronic pain, Robert A. Swarm, Menelaos Karanikolas, Lesley K. Rao, and Michael J. Cousins
9.9. Neurostimulation in pain management, Joy Hao, Rae Lynne Kinler, Eliezer Soto, Helena Knotkova, and Ricardo A. Cruciani
9.10. Rehabilitation medicine approaches to pain management, Andrea L. Cheville and Jeffrey R. Basford
9.11. Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control, Julie R. Price, Alric D. Hawkins, Michael L. Adams, William S. Breitbart, and Steven D. Passik
9.12. Complementary therapies in pain management, Gary Deng and Barrie R. Cassileth
9.13. Paediatric pain control, Renee McCulloch and John Collins
Section 10: Common Symptoms and Disorders: Gastrointestinal Symptoms
10.1. Dysphagia, dyspepsia, and hiccup, Katherine Clark
10.2. Palliation of nausea and vomiting, Janet R. Hardy, Paul Glare, Patsy Yates, and Kathryn A. Mannix
10.3. Constipation and diarrhoea, Nigel P. Sykes
10.4. Jaundice, ascites, and encephalopathy, Jeremy Keen
10.5. Aetiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of the anorexia-cachexia syndrome, Vickie E. Baracos, Sharon M. Watanabe, and Kenneth C. H. Fearon
Section 11: Common Symptoms and Disorders: Skin problems
11.1. Skin problems in palliative care, Patricia Grocott, Georgina Gethin, and Sebastian Probst
11.2. Pruritus and sweating in palliative medicine, Mark R. Pittelkow, Charles L. Loprinzi, and Thomas P. Pittelkow
11.3. Lymphoedema, Vaughan Keeley
Section 12: Issues in Populations with Cancer
12.1. The oncologist's role in delivering palliative care, Nathan I. Cherny and Stein Kaasa
12.2. Disease-modifying therapies in advanced cancer, Dirk Schrijvers
12.3. Radiotherapy in symptom control, Peter J. Hoskin
12.4. The role of general surgery in the palliative care of patients with cancer, Brian Badgwell and Robert S. Krouse
12.5. Orthopaedic surgery in the palliation of cancer, John H. Healey and David McKeown
12.6. Interventional radiology in the palliation of cancer, Tarun Sabharwal, Nicos I. Fotiadis, and Andy Adam
Section 13: Cancer Pain Syndromes
13.1. Cancer pain syndromes: overview, Nathan I. Cherny
13.2. Cancer-induced bone pain, Lesley A. Colvin and Marie Fallon
13.3. Management issues in neuropathic pain, Nanna Brix Finnerup and Troels Staehelin Jensen
13.4. Visceral pain, Victor T. Chang
13.5. Management issues in chronic pain following cancer therapy, Martin Chasen and Gordon Giddings
Section 14: Cancer-Associated Disorders
14.1. Neurological problems in advanced cancer, Augusto Caraceni, Cinzia Martini, and Fabio Simonetti
14.2. Endocrine and metabolic complications of advanced cancer, Mark Bower, Louise Robinson, and Sarah Cox
14.3. Bowel obstruction, Carla I. Ripamonti, Alexandra M. Easson, and Hans Gerdes
14.4. Skin problems in palliative medicine, Sharon Merims and Michal Lotem
14.5. Palliative issues in the care of patients with cancer of the head and neck, Barbara A. Murphy, Lauren A. Zatarain, Anthony J. Cmelak, Steven Bayles, Ellie Dowling, Cheryl R. Billante, Sheila Ridner, Kirsten Haman, Stewart Bond, Anne Marie Flores, Wisawatapnimit Panarut, and Bethany M. Andrews
Section 15: Issues in Populations with Non-Cancer Illnesses
15.1. HIV/AIDS, Meera Pahuja, Jessica S. Merlin, and Peter A. Selwyn
15.2. Caring for the patient with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Graeme M. Rocker, Joanne Young, and Robert Horton
15.3. Advanced heart disease, Steven Z. Pantilat, Anthony Steimle, and Patricia M. Davidson
15.4. Dementia, Eric Widera and Rachelle Bernacki
15.5. Neurological disorders other than dementia, Raymond Voltz, Stefan Lorenzl, and Georg Nubling
15.6. End-stage kidney disease, Fliss E. M. Murtagh
15.7. Palliative medicine in the intensive care unit, Nathan Cherny, Sharon Einav, and David Dahan
Section 16: Issues of the Very Young and the Very Old
16.1. Talking with families and children about the death of a parent, Anna C. Muriel and Paula K. Rauch
16.2. Care of children with advanced illness, John J. Collins, Kirsty Campbell, Wendy Edmonds, Judith Frost, Martha F. Mherekumombe, and Natasha Samy
16.3. Palliative medicine and care of the elderly, Meera Agar and Jane Phillips
Section 17: Psychosocial and Spiritual Issues in Palliative Medicine
17.1. Spiritual issues in palliative medicine, Susan E. McClement
17.2. Coping in palliative medicine, Simon Wein and Lea Baider
17.3. Depression, demoralization, and suicidality, David W. Kissane and Matthew Doolittle
17.4. Anxiety and adjustment disorders, Simon Wein and Limor Amit
17.5. Delirium, Meera Agar, Yesne Alici, and William S. Breitbart
17.6. The family perspective, Carrie Lethborg and David W. Kissane
17.7. Bereavement, David W. Kissane and Talia I. Zaider
Section 18: The Terminal Phase
18.1. Management of the actively dying patient, Judith Lacey
18.2. Sedation at the end of life, Eric L. Krakauer
Section 19: Research in Palliative Medicine
19.1. Research in palliative care, Stein Kaasa and Karen Forbes
19.2. The principles of evidence-based medicine, Amy P. Abernethy
19.3. Understanding clinical trials in palliative care research, John T. Farrar
19.4. Qualitative research, Kate Flemming
19.5. Research into psychosocial issues, David W. Kissane, Annette F. Street, Erin E. Schweers, and Thomas M. Atkinson
19.6. Ethical issues in palliative care research, David Casarett
19.7. Quality of life in palliative care: principles and practice, Stein Kaasa and Jon Havard Loge
19.8. Health services research in palliative care and end-of-life care, Tinne Smets and Luc Deliens
19.9. Clinical audit in palliative medicine, Irene J. Higginson

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