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Palliative Care in Oncology

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  • Emphasis on the necessity of a disease-specific approach in palliative care

  • Examines the needs of patients with advanced cancer in comparison to those with non-cancer disease

  • Identifies the requirements of patients with different cancers

  • Highlights complex therapeutic strategies with varying aims

  • Explains basic principles of symptom control

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Oncology and Palliative Care: Disease Specific Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Disease-Specific Oncology – Disease-Specific Palliative Care

      • Joseph Anthony Arthur, Eduardo Bruera
      Pages 3-11
    3. Palliative Care for Patients with Haematological Malignancies

      • Bernd Alt-Epping, Karin Hohloch
      Pages 35-47
  3. Symptom Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Definition, Pathophysiology, and Assessment of Pain

      • Steffen Eychmüller
      Pages 51-58
    3. Therapy of Cancer-Related Pain and Cancer Therapy-Related Pain

      • Christoph Ostgathe, Bernd-Oliver Maier
      Pages 59-78
    4. Radiation Therapy in Patients with Non-curable Cancer

      • Clemens Friedrich Hess, Andrea Hille, Hendrik A. Wolff
      Pages 79-91
    5. Symptom Management: The Nursing View

      • Philip J. Larkin
      Pages 93-107
  4. The Final Phase

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109
    2. The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient

      • Andrew F. Khodabukus, John E. Ellershaw
      Pages 111-122
    3. The Final Phase

      • Friedemann Nauck
      Pages 123-133
  5. Pharmacological Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Options and Problems of Drug Application in Patients with Advanced Cancer

      • Constanze Rémi, Claudia Bausewein
      Pages 137-156
    3. Drug Interactions in Palliative Cancer Care and Oncology

      • Theresa Stehmer, Stephen A. Bernard
      Pages 157-185
  6. Policy and Structures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Early Palliative Care

      • Jan Gaertner, Jürgen Wolf, Thomas J. Smith
      Pages 203-227
    3. Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care: Two Concepts That Fit into Comprehensive Cancer Care

      • Daniela Weber, Matthias Gründel, Anja Mehnert
      Pages 229-245

About this book

Palliative care provides comprehensive support for severely affected patients with any life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis. To do this effectively, it requires a disease-specific approach as the patients’ needs and clinical context will vary depending on the underlying diagnosis. Experts in the field of palliative care and oncology describe in detail the needs of patients with advanced cancer in comparison to those with non-cancer disease and also identify the requirements of patients with different cancer entities. Basic principles of symptom control are explained, with careful attention to therapy for pain associated with either the cancer or its treatment and to symptom-guided antineoplastic therapy. Complex therapeutic strategies for palliative cancer patients are highlighted that involve both cancer- and symptom-directed options and address a range of therapeutic aims. Issues relating to drug use in palliative cancer care are fully explored, and a separate section is devoted to care in the final phase. A range of organizational and policy issues are also discussed, and the book concludes by considering likely future developments in palliative care for cancer patients. Palliative Care in Oncology will be of particular interest to palliative care physicians who are interested in broadening the scope of their disease-specific knowledge, as well as to oncologists who wish to learn more about modern palliative care concepts relevant to their day-to-day work with cancer patients.

Keywords

  • Disease Specific Perspectives
  • Final Phase
  • Palliative Care and Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Symptom Control

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Palliative Medicine, University Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany

    Bernd Alt-Epping

  • Department of Palliative Medicine, University Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany

    Friedemann Nauck

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Palliative Care in Oncology

  • Editors: Bernd Alt-Epping, Friedemann Nauck

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46202-7

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-46201-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-51298-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-46202-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 308

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Nursing, Pain Medicine

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-46202-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)