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Surgical Palliative Care

Geoffrey P Dunn and Alan G Johnson


This book describes the principles and practice of surgery in the context of palliative and supportive care. Surgery is often considered too invasive to be useful in palliation and clinicians instinctively turn to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and other drugs. Surgery, with increasingly minimal access to techniques, may be simpler and less invasive than other treatments and produces excellent palliation. Indeed, most types of surgery are not curative and the aim of this book is to alert all concerned with palliative care to the usefulness and appropriateness of a surgical option. The text is div ... More

Keywords: palliative surgery, palliative care, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, quality of life, spirituality, neurosurgery, urology, curative surgery, symptom relief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198510000
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey P Dunn, editor
Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Hamot Medical Center and Medical Director, Great Lakes Hospice, Erie, Pennsylvania

Alan G Johnson, editor
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Sheffield

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Part I

Chapter 4 The physiological response to surgical trauma

Matthew D. Barber, and Kenneth C.H. Fearon

Chapter 6 Spirituality and surgery

Peter Ravenscroft, and Elizabeth Ravenscroft

Chapter 7 Interdisciplinary care

Anne Mosenthal, David Price, and Patricia Murphy

Chapter 8 Quality of life issues in palliative surgery

Michael Koller, Christoph Nies, and Wilfried Lorenz

Chapter 9 Anaesthesia and perioperative pain management

Karen H. Simpson, and Dudley J. Bush

Part II

Chapter 13 Symptom control in urological malignancy

Alan P. Doherty, and Joe M. O'Sullivan

Chapter 18 Epilogue: a message to all surgeons

Geoffrey P. Dunn, and Alan G. Johnson

End Matter