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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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Palliative care in liver disease

Palliative care in liver disease

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(p.82) Chapter 7 Palliative care in liver disease
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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients
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M. A. Heneghan

J. G. OʼGrady

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0008

This chapter outlines the epidemiology of end-stage liver disease with particular emphasis on those conditions with greatest prevalence world-wide. It also focuses on the occurrence of symptoms, the syndromes associated with them, and outlines treatment strategies applicable to patient care. These strategies are as relevant in the setting of hospice and domicilary care as they are in secondary and tertiary referral centres particularly given the increasingly dynamic and multidisciplinary approach to palliative care.

Keywords:   epidemiology, end-stage liver disease, patient care, hospice care, domicilary care

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