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Contemporary and Innovative Practice in Palliative Care

Edited by Esther Chang

Western Sydney University, Australia


Amanda Johnson

Western Sydney University, Australia

This book is designed to provide a comprehensive insight unto the key and most prevalent contemporary issues associated with palliation. The reader will find viewpoints that are challenging and sometimes discerning, but at the same time motivating and thought-provoking in the care of persons requiring palliation. This book is divided into three sections. Section 1 examines contemporary practice; Section 2 looks at the challenges in practice; Section 3 discusses models of care. This book is an excellent resource for students, practising clinicians and academics. By reading the book, reflecting on the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead, we hope it will create within the reader a passion to take on, explore and further develop their palliative care practice.

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Contemporary and Innovative Practice in Palliative CareEdited by Esther Chang

Published: February 10th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1270

ISBN: 978-953-307-986-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4362-8

Copyright year: 2012

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47322 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cross-Cultural Issues in Academic Palliative Medicine

By Mira Florea


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2. Teaching Palliative Care in a Free Clinic:A Brazilian Experience

By Thais Pinheiro, Pablo Blasco, Maria Auxiliadora Benedetto, Marcelo Levites, Auro Del Giglio and Cauê Monaco


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3. Are Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Related to Physical Symptoms? A Prospective Study of Patients with Advanced Chronic Disease

By María Ignacia del Río, Alejandra Palma, Laura Tupper, Luis Villaroel, Pilar Bonati, María Margarita Reyes and Flavio Nervi


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4. Designing for the Experience of Pain

By Elizabeth Lewis


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5. Predictors in Complicated Grief: Supporting Families in Palliative Care Dealing with Grief

By Pilar Barreto-Martín, Marián Pérez-Marín and Patricia Yi


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6. The Place of Volunteering in Palliative Care

By Jacqueline H. Watts


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7. Dilemmas in Palliation

By Deepak Gupta


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8. Breaking Bad News to Families of Dying Children: A Paediatrician’s Perspective

By M. P. Dighe, M. Marathe, M. A. Muckaden and M. Manglani


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9. Palliative Care in the Muslim-Majority Countries:The Need for More and Better Care

By Deena M. Aljawi and Joe B. Harford


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10. Challenges in Advanced Dementia

By Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson


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11. The Changing Landscape – Palliative Care in the Heart Failure Patient Population

By Michael Slawnych, Jessica Simon and Jonathan Howlett


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12. A Framework for Policy-Based Data Integration in Palliative Health Care

By Benjamin Eze


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13. Information Needs in Palliative Care: Patient and Family Perspectives

By Yaël Tibi-Lévy and Martine Bungener


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14. Palliative Care in Children

By Huda Abu-Saad Huijer


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15. Palliative Care and Terminal Care of Children

By Luis Pereda Torales


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16. Meeting the End of Life Needs of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

By Philip McCallion, Mary McCarron, Elizabeth Fahey-McCarthy and Kevin Connaire


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17. Palliative Care for the Elderly:A Japanese Perspective

By Yoshihisa Hirakawa


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