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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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