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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients$
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Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192629609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001

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Clinical implications

Clinical implications

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(p.261) Chapter 22 Clinical implications
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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients
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Irene J. Higginson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0023

This chapter seeks to draw together the main clinical implications from this body of work on the care of patients with non-cancer. Rather than deal with each particular condition, it concentrates on common issues. Topics covered include assessment and diagnosis, appropriate treatment and appropriate death, information and communication, listening skills, specific communication in palliative care, breaking bad news, starting and withdrawing treatments, communicating with the family and with other professionals, management of three common symptoms, spiritual and existential needs, and multi-professional care.

Keywords:   patient care, end of life care, palliative care, treatment, diagnosis, communication

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