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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced DiseaseA clinical guide$
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Simon I R Noble, Miriam J Johnson, and Agnes Y Y Lee

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.001.0001

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The challenge for palliative care

The challenge for palliative care

(p.1) Chapter 1 The challenge for palliative care
Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease

Simon I.R. Noble

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This chapter examines the challenge for and the changing role of palliative care, particularly with respect to venous thromboembolism (VTE). There are several factors that have driven the expansion of palliative care beyond just the provision of terminal care for cancer patients. These include the advances in the management of metastatic diseases which means that patients with incurable diseases may live longer and receive palliative therapies for several years. This chapter suggests that the challenge for palliative care in VTE is to ensure that patients receive appropriate management that maximizes their quality of life and is in accordance with their wishes.

Keywords:   palliative care, VTE, terminal care, cancer patients, metastatic diseases, incurable diseases

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