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Current Perspectives and Future Directions in Palliative Medicine - Kenji Eguchi

Current Perspectives and Future Directions in Palliative Medicine

By: Kenji Eguchi (Editor), Jean Klastersky (Editor), Ronald Feld (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1999
ISBN: 9784431702405
Number Of Pages: 225

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Intractable illnesses such as advanced cancer, AIDS, and chronic progressive neurological diseases present health-care professionals with an array of symptoms and ethical issues that demand extensive exploration and consideration. As the quest for advances in symptomatology continues, it is imperative to disseminate and integrate the knowledge currently available in palliative medicine. The International Symposium on Current Perspectives and Future Directions in Palliative Medicine was held in Tokyo in October 1997 to provide health-care professionals with a multidisciplinary approach for improving comprehensive palliative care. With invited speakers from North America, Europe, and Japan, the symposium focused on standard management and clinical trials of control of symptoms such as pain and cachexia, ethics in palliative medicine, the economics of health care, quality-of-life research, management of depression, and patient education.

Preface
Organization of Symposium
List of Authors
Recent Research in Pain and Cachexia in Advanced Cancer and AIDSp. 3
Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Controlp. 17
Malignant Intestinal Obstructionp. 25
Session Summaryp. 33
The Treatment of Chronic Nausea in Patients with Advanced Cancerp. 37
Therapy of Febrile Neutropenia: An Algorithm for Current Clinical Attitudes Taking into Account Cost Benefitp. 43
Alleviation of Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced Cancer: Usefulness of Opioidp. 55
Session Summaryp. 63
Depression in Patients with Advanced Cancerp. 67
Depression in HIV-Infected Adults: Newer Conceptsp. 77
Euthanasia, Social Policy and Empirical Datap. 83
Session Summaryp. 93
Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Flat Country on a Slippery Slope?p. 97
Evaluation of Do-Not-Resuscitate Policy in Japanp. 107
Ethical Dilemmas and Advanced Directives in Japanp. 121
Session Summaryp. 129
Health Economics of Palliative Therapyp. 133
Economic Evaluation of Health Care for Chronic Diseasesp. 149
Recent Trend and Problems of Health Economics in Japan: Application of Clinical Economics to the Treatment for Cancers and Intractable Diseasesp. 155
Session Summaryp. 167
Quality of Life Evaluation in Chronic Illnessp. 171
Quality of Life in Palliative Medicine: Current Status and Problems of QOL Research in Japanp. 177
Session Summaryp. 187
Complementary Medicinep. 191
Support with Information, Education and Counselling in Patients with Advanced Cancer and AIDSp. 203
Patients' Perceptions of Palliation in Japanp. 213
Session Summaryp. 223
Key Word Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9784431702405
ISBN-10: 4431702407
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51