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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson


The specialty of palliative care has traditionally grown out of oncology and there has been little research into the needs of patients dying from causes other than cancer. Few non-cancer patients receive hospice in-patient, home care, or day care although a good proportion of hospices say that their services are available to non-cancer patients. As a result, the importance of palliative care for non-cancer patients is now being increasingly recognized internationally, and in the UK a committee reporting to the Department of Health recommended that palliative care should be accessible to all pa ... More

Keywords: palliative care, oncology, non-cancer patients, hospice, home care, day care, stroke, heart disease, dementia, service provision

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780192629609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001


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Julia M. Addington-Hall, and Irene J. Higginson

Chapter 1 Stroke

Angie Rogers

Chapter 3 Heart disease

J. Simon, and R. Gibbs

Chapter 5 Children and young adults

Ann Goldman, and Ildiko Schuller

Chapter 7 Palliative care in liver disease

M. A. Heneghan, and J. G. OʼGrady

Chapter 8 Renal palliative care

Lewis M. Cohen, Gary S. Reiter, David M. Poppel, and Michael J. Germain

Chapter 9 Palliative care for patients with dementia

Patricia Hanrahan, Daniel J. Luchins, and Kathleen Murphy

Chapter 11 HIV/AIDS

Gabi Brogan, and Rob George

Chapter 12 Palliative care in nursing homes

Ian Maddocks, and Deborah Parker

Chapter 23 Discussion

Julia Addington-Hall, and Irene Higginson

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