The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine

The Dying Mind

Author: Sandy MacLeod

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138031518

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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This Second Edition of The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine remains a practical and pragmatic distillation of the psychiatry relevant to the terminally ill. Revised throughout and greatly expanded by the addition of two entirely new chapters, it reviews the major psychiatric syndromes encountered in palliative care - depression, anxiety, delirium - and examines psychopharmacological and psychological interventions in detail. It succinctly considers the psychiatric aspects of pain, sleep, cognitive impairment, terminal neurodegenerative diseases, sedation, artificial feeding and euthanasia. The dying, chronically ill psychiatric patient is also discussed. The author has drawn on his great experience in both consultation-liaison psychiatry and palliative medicine to produce an essential, evidence-based guide for all healthcare professionals involved in palliative care. These include consultants and senior nurses, as well as psychiatrists, especially consultation-liaison psychiatrists, and trainees. 'I find this an immensely sympathetic book, beautifully written. It is a testimony to the summation of specialist psychiatric knowledge, broad scholarship and a rich personal practice in bedside palliation.' From the Foreword by Ian Maddocks Reviews of the first edition: '...a relevant, highly readable and reasonably priced book which will be of interest to all, whether from a psychiatric or palliative care background, who seek to improve the care of dying patients INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS 'Practical, scientifically based and scholarly, addressing a comprehensive set of common and important clinical problems in palliative care. The book will doubtlessly be highly valued by palliative care clinicians for its practical and thorough overview of some of the most challenging clinical problems they face. Excellent and timely.' AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine

Author: Harvey Max Chochinov,William Breitbart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195301072

Category: Medical

Page: 565

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Psychiatric, or psychosocial, palliative care has transformed palliative medicine. Palliation that neglects psychosocial dimensions of patient and family experience fails to meet contemporary standards of comprehensive palliative care. While a focus on somatic issues has sometimes overshadowed attention to psychological, existential, and spiritual end-of-life challenges, the past decade has seen an all encompassing, multi-disciplinary approach to care for the dying take hold. Written by internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine is an essential reference for all providers of palliative care, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers.

Psychosocial Palliative Care

Author: William Breitbart,Yesne Alici

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 019991740X

Category: Medical

Page: 179

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One of the most challenging roles of the psycho-oncologist is to help guide terminally-ill patients through the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the dying process. Patients with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses are at increased risk for the development of major psychiatric complications, and have an enormous burden of both physical and psychological symptoms. Concepts of adequate palliative care must be expanded beyond the current focus on pain and physical symptom control to include the psychiatric, psychosocial, existential, and spiritual aspects of care. The psycho-oncologist, as a consultant to or member of a palliative care team, has a unique role and opportunity to fulfill this promise of competent and compassionate palliative care for those with life-threatening illnesses. Psychosocial Palliative Care guides the psycho-oncologist through the most salient aspects of effective psychiatric care of patients with advanced illnesses. This handbook reviews basic concepts and definitions of palliative care and the experience of dying, the assessment and management of major psychiatric complications of life-threatening illness, including psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches, and covers issues such as bereavement, spirituality, cultural sensitivity, communication and psychiatric contributions to common physical symptom control. A global perspective on death and palliative care is taken throughout the text, and an Appendix provides a comprehensive list of international palliative care resources and training programs.

Clinical Manual of Palliative Care Psychiatry

Author: Nathan Fairman,Jeremy M. Hirst,Scott A. Irwin

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615370617

Category: Medical

Page: 297

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In recent years, palliative care has emerged as the leading model of person-centered care focused on preserving quality of life and alleviating distress for people and families experiencing serious and life-limiting medical illness. Alongside this development has come a growing recognition of the need for expertise in psychiatric diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy within the interdisciplinary team of specialists tasked with identifying and addressing the varied sources of suffering in patients with advanced medical illnesses. The Clinical Manual of Palliative Care Psychiatry was written to motivate and guide readers -- whether mental health clinicians or palliative care providers -- to deepen their understanding of the psychosocial dimensions of suffering for the benefit of seriously ill patients and the support of their families. Great care has been exercised in the choice of topics and features: Chapter content emphasizes practical aspects of assessment and management that are unique to the palliative care setting, ensuring that clinicians are equipped to address the most common challenges they are likely to face. Each chapter ends with a list of supplemental materials -- including key publications (e.g., "Fast Facts" from the Center to Advance Palliative Care) and links to relevant modules from the Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care curriculum (e.g., EPEC for Oncology) -- aimed at extending and enhancing reader knowledge of the topics covered. The authors provide thorough coverage of medication use, including off-label applications, which are common in palliative care. A wealth of tables and figures present clinically relevant information in a concise and easy-to-grasp manner. Practical and brimming with essential information and useful techniques, the Clinical Manual of Palliative Care Psychiatry empowers both mental health clinicians and palliative care practitioners to more skillfully respond to psychosocial suffering in seriously ill and dying patients.

Delirium

Acute Confusional States in Palliative Medicine

Author: Augusto Caraceni,Luigi Grassi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572054

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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This volume provides palliative care physicians, specialist nurses, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals with a clear account of how to recognise and treat delirium, the most common neuro-psychiatric complication encountered by patients in the terminal phase of illness.

Arzneimitteltherapie in der Palliativmedizin

Author: Claudia Bausewein,Constanze Rémi,Robert Twycross,Andrew Wilcock,Paul Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 3437183958

Category: Medical

Page: 1048

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Dieses Werk bietet praxisorientierte, konkrete Handlungsanweisungen mit exakten Dosierungsangaben und zahlreichen Tipps für die tägliche Praxis. Es liefert präzise Informationen zu Sonderfällen wie z.B. Anwendungen außerhalb der Zulassung (''off-label use''), alternative Applikationsformen sowie Dosierungsanpassung bei Organinsuffizienz. Das ideale Buch zur kompetenten und sicheren Behandlung von Patienten in der Palliativmedizin. Die deutsche Fassung basiert auf dem renommierten englischen Werk ''Palliative Care Formulary'', wurde aber auf die Erfordernisse im deutschen Sprachraum angepasst. Neu in der 3. Auflage: Aktualisiert und auf Stand des englischen PCF6 gebracht Die S3-Leitlinie Palliativmedizin für Patienten mit einer nicht heilbaren Krebserkrankung wurde ergänzt Weitere relevante deutsche Leitlinien berücksichtigt

Essentials of Palliative Care

Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461451647

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology

Author: Ann M. Berger,John L. Shuster, Jr.,Jamie H. Von Roenn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469822512

Category: Medical

Page: 960

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Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition of Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology focuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and up-to-date reviews of research and clinical care best practices, but also practical clinical applications to help readers put everything they learn to use.

Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care

A Practical Manual

Author: Luigi Grassi,Michelle Riba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642401341

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs for the treatment of symptoms or syndromes not primarily related to psychiatric disorders. In addition, practical suggestions are provided for dealing with special populations, including children and the elderly. The book is designed to be easy to read and to reference, with helpful concise tables and boxes. The authors include some of the most renowned clinicians working in the field of psycho-oncology.

Palliative Medicine

Symptomatic and Supportive Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer and AIDS

Author: Roger Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195506471

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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This revised and updated edition of Palliative Medicine is about the care of patients with advanced cancer and AIDS. While the primary focus is the treatment of pain and other medical problems experienced by patients, the importance of psychosocial and non-physical aspects of suffering, and the need for a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to care, are stressed. The principles of palliative care are discussed, as are ethical issues such as physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. The section on HIV infection and AIDS has been expanded with particular emphasis on the gastroenterological and neuropsychiatric features associated with this illness.

Palliative Care

A Case-based Guide

Author: Jane E. Loitman,Christian T. Sinclair,Michael J. Fisch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1607615908

Category: Medical

Page: 83

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A clinical case-based handbook has a role in general clinicians’ practice of caring for patients with serious or life-limiting illness. The explosion of the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine impacts all physicians and healthcare providers. Fellowship trained s- cialists graduate in greater numbers annually. These and more seasoned specialists are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties as subspecialists. Research in this field is expanding in scope and quantity, and peer reviewed journals devoted to this work are multiplying. Moreover, peer reviewed journals in primary care and other subspecialties of medicine regularly include papers that focus on end-of-life care, quality of life issues, and symptom management. Overall then, access to clinical information necessary to care for patients with life-limiting illness is not only essential, but also increasingly available. This case-based clinical book aims to help with the actual practice of caring for patients with life-limiting illness. Numerous texts and journals exist to provide the data to inform care, yet there remains a need to find practical points and information about the practical application of the principles of palliative care. Thus, we hope that the cases, key points, and practical tips will help health care providers who are not experts already in palliative care in the care of patients with serious illness and challenging problems. Some chapters follow one patient through the course of an illness to highlight the applicability of palliative care throughout the disease process.

Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Author: David W. Kissane,Barry D. Bultz,Phyllis N. Butow,Simon Noble,Carma L. Bylund,Clinical Reader and Palliative Medicine Consultant Simon Noble,Susie Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198736134

Category:

Page: 432

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Written by an international team of authors the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care integrates clinical wisdom with empirical findings. It draws upon the history of communication science, providing the reader with a comprehensive curriculum for applied communication skills training. An essential resource, the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care is filled with tips and strategies for effective communication about difficult and challenging communication. In focusing on cancer and the end-of-life, it deals with the existential and spiritual challenges found across all of medicine, providing deep insights into what is at stake and how clinicians might optimally respond. This authoritative and wide-ranging book provides clinicians with state-of-the-art and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centred communication in the clinical settings of oncology and palliative care. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes sections on the curriculum for nurses, the core curriculum, and an introductory section on communication science. The chapters embrace specialty issues across the clinical disciplines, from enrolling in clinical trials, working in teams, and discussing genetic risk, to talking about sexuality, infertility, and intercultural issues. An educational perspective is also provided, with chapters covering communication skills training, how to evaluate courses, and international models of training.

Palliative Care E-Book

Core Skills and Clinical Competencies

Author: Linda L. Emanuel,S. Lawrence Librach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735975

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Expand your knowledge of palliative care issues with new chapters on Veterans, Special Populations, Prognostication, Delirium, Working with Families, Wound Care, Home Care, and Dealing with Economic Hardship. Find the information you need quickly and easily with a templated, high-yield format.

Symptom Relief in Palliative Care

Author: Mervyn Dean

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857756296

Category: Medical

Page: 287

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Symptom Relief in Palliative Care very effectively fills an important role as an exceptional resource for health care professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of palliative and end-of-life care. It achieves what clinical reference texts strive towards, in successfully balancing a thorough, comprehensive content with a presentation that remains succinct, clinically relevant, and applicable to the common day-to-day challenges facing clinicians caring for the dying. The material is evidence based and remarkably thoroughly referenced, reflecting the high degree of academic rigueur that fo.

Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients

Author: William Breitbart

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880481939

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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This volume integrates the latest information from psychiatry, palliative care, oncology, and behavioral medicine on the mental health professional's role in the management of often disturbing and treatment-limiting symptoms in cancer patients. Each chapter addresses commonly encountered symptoms and provides effective management techniques through clinical case vignettes and a thorough review of the literature.

Psycho-Oncology

Author: Jimmie C. Holland,William S. Breitbart,Paul B. Jacobsen,Matthew J. Loscalzo,Ruth McCorkle,Phyllis N. Butow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199363331

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.

Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry

Author: Mary Ann Cohen,Harold W. Goforth,Joseph Z. Lux,Kelly L. Cozza,Sami Khalife,Sharon Batista

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195372573

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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Companion vol. to: Comprehensive textbook of AIDS psychiatry / edited by Mary Ann Cohen and Jack M. Gorman. 2008.

Palliative Care and Ethics

Author: Timothy E. Quill,Franklin G. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199316678

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Hospice is the premiere end of life program in the United States, but its requirement that patients forgo disease-directed therapies and that they have a prognosis of 6 months or less means that it serves less than half of dying patients and often for very short periods of time. Palliative care offers careful attention to pain and symptom management, added support for patients and families, and assistance with difficult medical decision making alongside any and all desired medical treatments, but it does not include a comprehensive system of care as is provided by hospice. The practice of palliative care and hospice is filled with sometimes overt (requests for hastened death in an environment where such acts are legally prohibited) and other times covert (the delay in palliative care referral because the health care team believes it will undermine disease directed treatment) ethical issues. The contributors to this volume use a series of case presentations within each chapter to illustrate some of the palliative care and hospice challenges with significant ethical dimensions across the three overarching domains: 1) care delivery systems; 2) addressing the many dimensions of suffering; and 3) difficult decisions near the end of life. The contributors are among the most experienced palliative care, hospice and ethics scholars in North America and Western Europe. Each has been given relatively free reign to address what they feel are the most pressing ethical challenges within their domain, so a wide range of positions and vantage points are represented. As a result, the volume provides a very diverse ethical exploration of this relatively young field that can deepen, stretch, and at times confront any simple notion of the challenges facing patients, their families, professional caregivers, and policy makers.

Palliative care ethics

a good companion

Author: Fiona Randall,Robert Silcock Downie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192626332

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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