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Issues in palliative care research

Author: Russell K Portenoy; Eduardo Bruera
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Symptom control, management of psychosocial and spiritual concerns, decision-making consistent with values and goals, and care of the imminently dying that is appropriate and sensitive are among the critical issues in palliative care. This book explores progress made and future goals.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell K Portenoy; Eduardo Bruera
ISBN: 0195130650 9780195130652
OCLC Number: 50334009
Description: xiv, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Pain research. 1. Methodological issues in the design of analgesic clinical trials / Mitchell Max --
II. Research in anorexia and gastrointestinal disorders. 2. Methodological issues regarding cancer anorexia/cachexia trials / Charles L. Loprinzi, Jeff A. Sloan, and Kendrith M. Rowland, Jr. --
Assessment of novel therapies for constipation: focus on opioid analgesics / Joseph F. Foss --
Measurement of constipation / Nigel Sykes --
Clinical trials of antiemetics in the pallative care setting: research issues / Alice Inman and Steven D. Passik --
III. Research in respiratory symptoms. 6. Multidimensional assessment of dyspnea / Deborah Dudgeon --
Research into nonpharmacological intervention for respiratory problems in palliative care / Jessica Corner --
IV. Research in fatigue/asthenia. 8. Studying nonpharmacological interventions for fatigue / Simon C. Wessely --
9. Evaluating the relationship of fatigue to depression and anxiety in cancer patients / Paul B. Jacobsen and Michael A. Weitzner --
10. Fatigue in medical illness: research issues / Russell K. Portenoy --
11. Methodological considerations in the treatment of fatigue / Lynne I. Wagner, David Cella, and Amy H. Peterman. V. Neuropsychiatric and psychosocial research. 12. Depression in the terminally ill: prevalence and measurement issues / Harvey Max Chochinov --
13. Issues in measuring family care needs and satisfaction / Linda J. Kristjanson --
VI. Quality-of-life research. 14. Usefulness of utility in making decisions about palliative care / Thomas J. Smith --
15. Assessing quality of life in palliative care / S. Robin Cohen --
16. Assessing decision-making capacity in the setting of palliative care research / David J. Casarett --
VII. Research issues in end-of-life care and ethical decision making. 17. Research in advance care planning / Linda L. Emanuel --
18. Research to improve end-of-life care in the United States: toward a more behavioral and ecological paradigm / Mildred Z. Solomon --
19. Studying desire for death: methodological issues in end-of-life research / Barry Rosenfeld. VIII. Research in practice change. 20. Changing palliative care practice in academic medical centers / David E. Weissman --
21. Changing pain management practices in hospitals and cancer centers / Marilyn Bookbinder and Nessa Coyle --
IX. Research issues in special populations. 22. Current status of symptom measurement in children / John J. Collins --23. Research in pediatric palliative care / Betty Davies [and others] --24. Palliative care research in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: clinical trials of symptomatic therapies / Kristina Jones and William Breitbart.
Responsibility: edited by Russell K. Portenoy, Eduardo Bruera.
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