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Highlights on Several Underestimated Topics in Palliative Care

Edited by Marco Cascella

Istituto Nazionale Tumori

This book focuses on several underestimated topics in palliative care. Seven chapters have been divided into four sections: Ethical Issues, Volunteers in Palliative Care, Special Circumstances, and Prognostic Models in Palliative Care. The underestimated topics concern several ethical themes such as the Balance sheets of suffering, Good Death, Euthanasia, Assisted suicide, and the question of the 'Do not attempt resuscitation'. In addition, the role of volunteers, the approach to non-malignant diseases such as diabetes and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are also addressed. Finally, the features and utility of different tools in order to facilitate optimal decision making for both physicians and patients, are given in details. This book will aid several figures facing the daily challenges of palliative care. Clinicians, nurses, volunteers, students and resident trainees, and other professionals can find this volume useful in their very difficult but extraordinarily fascinating mission.

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Highlights on Several Underestimated Topics in Palliative CareEdited by Marco Cascella

Published: October 4th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63659

ISBN: 978-953-51-3566-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3565-4

Copyright year: 2017

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1. Reflection on Palliative Sedation for Existential Distress. It is Possible to Tolerate the Incomprehensible?

By Cristina Endrizzi, Mirella Palella, Valeria Ghelleri and Roberta Bastita

194

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2. Ethics in Palliative Care

By Padmashri Rastogi

224

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3. Balance Sheets of Suffering in End-of-Life Care

By Ger Wackers

192

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4. Volunteering in Palliative Care in France: “A Tough Job”; Patient, Family, Caregiver, and Volunteer Perspectives

By Yaël Tibi-Lévy and Martine Bungener

200

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5. Palliative Care in Japan for Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Mitsuko Ushikubo

245

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6. Diabetes, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

By Trisha Dunning

206

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7. Prognosis Prediction Models and their Clinical Utility in Palliative Care

By Yu Uneno and Masashi Kanai

262

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