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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care

The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care

(p.3) Chapter 1 The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the nature of palliative and its contribution to supportive care. The findings indicate that the modern approach to medicine now holistically embraces the subjective needs of patients and their carers and that hospices and the modern palliative care movement have made major progress in the care of dying people. The chapter suggests that palliation of symptoms should be considered analytically and that treatment should be applied using modern scientific principles.

Keywords:   palliative care, supportive care, patients, carers, hospices, symptom palliation, scientific principles

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