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Suggestions for Addressing Clinical and Non-Clinical Issues in Palliative Care

Edited by Marco Cascella

Istituto Nazionale Tumori - Fondazione 'G. Pascale'


Michael John Stones

Lakehead University, Canada

Data from the World Health Organization indicate that about 40 million people worldwide require palliative care each year. We must face this enormous problem with appropriate welfare policies and training of up-to-date and competent personnel. In this context, a book that collects the experiences of authors with diverse backgrounds, and operating in different settings of palliative care, can be added to the many editorial products on the subject. Over five sections, this volume addresses such topics as palliative care in children, infants, and gynecologic oncology patients; the role of the caregiver; the use of drugs; and ethics, organization, and policy issues. Although this book should not be considered as an exhaustive treatise on palliative care, the many topics covered and the experience and competence of the authors involved make it a useful tool for those who are already experts in the field as well as those who are studying this field.

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Suggestions for Addressing Clinical and Non-Clinical Issues in Palliative CareEdited by Marco Cascella

Published: July 21st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92471

ISBN: 978-1-83969-153-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-152-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-154-6

Copyright year: 2021

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4366 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Delirium in Palliative Care

By Marco Cascella


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2. Palliative Care of the Infant and Child in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

By Maeve McAllister, Ann-Marie Crowe, Roisin Ni Charra, Julie Edwards and Suzanne Crowe


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3. Home Based Palliative Care

By Sourav Goswami


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4. Palliative Care in Gynaecological Oncology

By Monika Náležinská and Josef Chovanec


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5. Introducer Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Palliative Care of Patients with Esophageal Cancer

By Prasit Mahawongkajit


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6. Why Are We Missing the Teeth? Addressing Oral Care Neglect in the Palliative Patient

By Kristi M. Soileau


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7. Caregiver Distress in Cancer

By Anshika Arora


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8. The Exceptional Role of Women as Primary Caregivers for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, West Africa

By Ekaete Francis Asuquo and Paulina Ackley Akpan-Idiok


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9. The Family as Recipient and Provider of Home Care: A Primary Care Perspective

By Mira Florea, Aida Puia and Rodica Sorina Pop


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10. Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

By Elisabetta Di Liso


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11. Assessment and Management of Pain in Palliative Care

By Sonika Charak, Robin George Thattil, Chandra Mohan Srivastava, Prabhu Prasad Das and Manish Shandilya


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12. Effects of Antipsychotic Medication on Mortality in Long-Term Care Home Residents

By Michael John Stones, Jason Randle and Peter Brink


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13. Depression: A Challenge during Palliative Care

By Manish Shandilya, Soumya Sharma, Prabhu Prasad Das and Sonika Charak


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14. Multimodal Pain Management in the Setting of Palliative Care

By Marija V. Sholjakova and Vesna M. Durnev


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15. Holistic/Palliative Management of Patient’s Health Care and Home Situation in a Depressed Economy

By Akon Emmanuel Ndiok, Emilia Oyira and Busisiwe Ncama


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16. The Need for XR-Measurement of Decision-Making Decline and Conscious-State Transition Impairment before Nonvoluntary Euthanization of Dementia Patients

By Farida Hanna Campbell


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17. The Challenges Facing Palliative Care Advocacy: What Is in a Name?

By Maria Teresa Garcia-Baquero Merino, María Victoria Roqué Sánchez, Katherine Pettus and Micaela Menarguez Carreño


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18. Perspective Chapter: Who Is Making Decisions? An Open Letter to Healthcare Professionals in the Developing World

By Rasheed Ofosu-Poku


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