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Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Doreen Oneschuk, Neil Hagen, and Neil MacDonald


Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflect real life clinical practice. The chapters illustrate, through the case studies, the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in this field of medicine. Since publication of the second edition, many approaches to palliative care have been further refined and developed. Ongoing research has led to t ... More

Keywords: palliative care, medical education, case-based approach, clinical practice, case studies, research, neurological disorders, last days, palliative sedation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doreen Oneschuk, editor
Palliative Medicine Physician, Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Neil Hagen, editor
Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Neil MacDonald, editor
Founding Director, Cancer Nutrition - Rehabilitation Program, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Professor of Oncology, McGill University

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Chapter 1 Communication in advanced illness

Raimundo Correa, Julia Ridley, and Camilla Zimmermann

Chapter 2 Interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative care

Pippa Hall, Maryse Bouvette, Kirsten Heilmann-Stille, and Lynda Weaver

Chapter 4 Bone pain

Sharon M. Watanabe and Yoko Tarumi

Chapter 8 Cancer rehabilitation and fatigue

Martin Chasen and Ravi Bhargava

Chapter 9 Dyspnoea

Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon

Chapter 10 Mouth care

Dominique Dion, Bernard Lapointe, and Martin T. Tyler

Chapter 12 Constipation

Paul Daeninck and Tim Hiebert

Chapter 13 Malignant bowel obstruction

S. Lawrence Librach, A. Nina Horvath, and E. Anne Langlois

Chapter 15 Suffering in patients and families

Genevieve Thompson and Harvey Chochinov

Chapter 16 Anxiety and depression

Heidi Solty, Madeline Li, and Gary Rodin

Chapter 17 Spiritual care

Shane Sinclair

Chapter 18 Sleep disorders

Bernard Lapointe

Chapter 19 Cardiac disease

Romayne Gallagher and Gil Kimel

Chapter 21 Neurological disorders

Wendy Johnston and Jessica Simon

Chapter 22 HIV/AIDS

Martin LaBrie

Chapter 24 Lymphoedema

Anna Towers and Pamela Hodgson

Chapter 27 Delirium

Shirley H. Bush, Bruno Gagnon, and Peter G. Lawlor

Chapter 28 Palliative sedation

José Pereira, Valerie Gratton, and Michel Beauverd

Chapter 31 The last days

David Henderson and Paul McIntyre