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Authors: Soledad Cepeda, M.D.,Ph.D., Daniel B. Carr

1. Content and Objectives

  • Palliative care

  • Hospice issues

  • Assessment and management of symptoms in cancer patients:

    • nausea

    • vomiting

    • constipation

    • delirium

    • dysphagia

    • dyspnea

2. Required Readings

  • O’Mahony S, Coyle N and Payne R. Multidisciplinary Care of the terminally Ill Patient. Surg Clin North Am 2000; 80:729-745.

  • Lindley C, Blower P. Oral Serotonin type 3-receptor antagonists for the prevention of chemotherapy induced emesis. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2000; 57(18):1685-97.

  • Centeno C, Sanz A, Bruera E. Delirium in advanced cancer patients. Palliat Med 2004;18:184-94.

  • Jackson KC, Lipman AG. Drug therapy for delirium in terminally ill patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004 (2) CD 004770.

  • Beck S, Dudley W, Barsevick A. Pain, sleep disturbance and fatigue in patients with cancer: using a mediation model to test a symptom cluster. Oncol Nurs Forum 2005;32:E48-55.