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Vol 4, No 4 (2005): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2006-01-02
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Palliative care in oncology

Jerzy Jarosz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2005;4(4):137-143.

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Vol 4, No 4 (2005): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2006-01-02

Abstract

The author presents a number of issues regarding palliative medicine and its place in oncology. The definition of palliative care and the terminology used within its field are also discussed. The need of including palliative medicine within the scope of oncology was emphasized. Among numerous problems encountered in palliative medicine the author focuses on euthanasia. In the field of symptomatic treatment the author describes the history of the appearance of modern-day standards of cancer pain treatment. Two issues are also presented as calling for closer scrutiny of oncological specialists - weariness and cancer cachexia.

Abstract

The author presents a number of issues regarding palliative medicine and its place in oncology. The definition of palliative care and the terminology used within its field are also discussed. The need of including palliative medicine within the scope of oncology was emphasized. Among numerous problems encountered in palliative medicine the author focuses on euthanasia. In the field of symptomatic treatment the author describes the history of the appearance of modern-day standards of cancer pain treatment. Two issues are also presented as calling for closer scrutiny of oncological specialists - weariness and cancer cachexia.
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Keywords

palliative medicine; palliative care; euthanasia; cancer pain; cancer cachexia

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Title

Palliative care in oncology

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 4, No 4 (2005): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

137-143

Published online

2006-01-02

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2005;4(4):137-143.

Keywords

palliative medicine
palliative care
euthanasia
cancer pain
cancer cachexia

Authors

Jerzy Jarosz

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