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Palliative care and ethics

Author: Timothy E Quill; Franklin G Miller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Hospice is the premiere end of life program in the United States, but its requirement that patients forgo disease-directed therapies and that they have a prognosis of 6 months or less means that it serves less than half of dying patients and often for very short periods of time. Palliative care offers careful attention to pain and symptom management, added support for patients and families, and assistance with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy E Quill; Franklin G Miller
ISBN: 9780199316670 0199316678 9780190604448 0190604441
OCLC Number: 857664349
Description: x, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Hospice / Charles F. von Gunten --
Palliative care / Susan D. Block --
Emerging complexities in pediatric palliative care / Renee D. Boss and Nancy Hutton --
Patient-centered ethos in an era of cost control : palliative care and healthcare reform / Emily G. Warner and Diane E. Meier --
Palliative care, ethics, and interprofessional teams / Sally A. Norton, Deborah Waldrop, and Robert Gramling --
Pain relief and palliative care / Nathan Cherny --
Management of dyspnea / Thomas W. LeBlanc, David C. Currow, Jane L. Phillips, and Amy P. Abernethy --
Diagnosis and treatment of delirium / Maxine De la Cruz and Eduardo Bruera --
Psychosocial and psychiatric suffering / Yesne Alici, Kanan Modhwadia, and William S. Breitbart --
Capacity and shared decision making in serious illness / Ronald M. Epstein and Vikki A. Entwistle --
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments / Robert D. Truog --
Medical futility : content in the context of care / Peggy L. Determeyer and Howard Brody --
Palliative sedation / J. Andrew Billings --
Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking / Emily B. Rubin and James L. Bernat --
Physician-assisted death / Timothy E. Quill and Franklin G. Miller --
Lessons from legalized physician-assisted death in Oregon and Washington / Linda Ganzini --
Physician-assisted death in Western Europe : the legal and empirical situation / Heleen Weyers.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy E. Quill and Franklin G. Miller.


The practice of palliative care and hospice is filled with overt and sometimes covert ethical challenges. These challenges are addressed by leading international palliative care and hospice scholars  Read more...


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This is a very good read, not just for professionals working in the field, but for other disciplines, who would like to know more about the origins of palliative care and its relationship to other Read more...

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