When Treatment Fails

Author: David J. Bearison
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195156126
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Medical care of the terminally ill is one of the most emotionally fraught and controversial issues before the public today. As medicine advances and technologies develop, end-of-life care becomes more individualized and uncertain, guided less by science and more by values and beliefs. The crux of the controversy is when to withhold or withdraw curative treatments--when is enough, enough? Political debates rage about when treatment is no longer effective; difficult cases are contested in courts; and the media devour the most sensational aspects of end-of-life care. In all this excitement and controversy, what is sadly overlooked is the extreme pressure that care of the terminally ill puts on medical staff as they deal with patients and their families and make life-or-death decisions. That pressure--the psychological strain and continuing uncertainties--is magnified when the patients are children. David Bearison looks at this controversial issue from the perspective of the medical staff caring for dying children. Not just doctors, but nurses and counselors as well. By capturing their stories--as no other book has, Bearison is able to move beyond broad, abstract ideas about end-of-life care to convey the situated contexts of such care, including the complications, disagreements, frustrations, confusions, and unexpected setbacks. In addition to a discussion of questions surrounding whether to withhold or withdraw curative treatments, When Treatment Fails explores the crucial concerns of those medical practitioners who care for dying children: education and training, relation with one another, communicating with patients and families, and finally, coping and moving on. Ultimately, the threads connecting these themes are the great costs and rewards of this difficult work, and the lessons that can be drawn from the nitty-gritty experiences of medical practitioners who struggle to find the balance between trying to defeat death and trying to provide comfort.

On The Pathology And Treatment Of Gonorrhoea

Author: John Laws Milton
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Optimal Treatment Strategies In End Stage Renal Failure

Author: Claude Jacobs
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0192629719
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During the past 4O years there have been major conceptual and technical advances in the domain of dialysis methods and renal/organ transplantation for long-term treatment of patients with End-Stage Renal Failure (ESRF). This now enables better defined, more selective strategies of treatment tobe undertaken, according to patient-specific criteria such as age or underlying renal disease also taking into account the lifetime duration of these treatments. For many patients this implies necessary successive changes of mode of therapy depending on their availability, occurrence ofmedical/technical complications or failure and social-environmental and economic factors. This rationale has inspired the structure of this volume which is divided into four sections: 1/ A descriptive overview of the various modes of renal replacement therapy (RRT): Extracorporeal dialysis/filtration, peritoneal dialysis, kidney and multi-organ transplantation.2/ Most appropriate indications and use of these methods, respective advantages, drawbacks and outcome in children,pregnant women and elderly patients 3/ In diabetic patients and in patients with hereditary/congenital diseases. 4/ The ethical issues generated by this new domain in Medicine by limitations in treatment facilities or medical dilemmas for acceptance, best technical choices, withdrawal or terminationof RRT in individual patients. Finally, contributors form Eastern European Countries, Africa and Far Eastern Countries analyse the current status of RRT in their respective geographical area and the ways and means required for a wider implementation of RRT in thus far lesser economically developed countries where the greatmajority of the populations still have no access to these life-saving therapeutic procedures.

Trick Or Treatment

Author: Richard B. Stuart
Editor: Research Press (IL)
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This book asserts that present theories and procedures for dealing with "mental illness" not only fail to cure patients in many cases, but often actually aggravate the presenting problem. It is not a diatribe, but a carefully reasoned argument citing hundreds of research studies and articles from professional pbulications. Stuart indicts our present systems for diagnosing and classifying mental disturbances, and our procedures for institutionalizing patients. Specific treatment methods are criticized, and case histories are cited. The author suggests that operant conditioning and related methodologies hold the greatest promise for the future.

Diagnostic Procedures And Reagents

Author: American Public Health Association. Committee on Evaluation and Standards. Coordinating Committee on Laboratory Methods. Subcommittee on Diagnostic Procedures and Reagents
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Cancer Treatment Reports

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Tracheostomy And Artificial Ventilation In The Treatment Of Respiratory Failure

Author: Stanley A. Feldman
Editor: Hodder Education
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Clean Water Program For Greater San Diego Secondary Treatment System Associated Sludge Management Facilities Joint Eir Eis D 2v Technical Appendix Secondary Treatment System

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The Lancet

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A System Of Medicine V 5 1879

Author: Sir John Russell Reynolds
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The Lancet London0

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When Ivf Fails

Author: K. Throsby
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230505708
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In spite of the fact that almost eighty percent of all IVF cycles are unsuccessful, the dominant representations of the technology are of its success. Based on extensive interviews with women and couples who have undergone IVF unsuccessfully and who have since stopped treatment, and taking an overtly feminist approach, the book explores the ways in which IVF failure is experienced and accounted for. The book argues that IVF failure and the end of treatment have to be carefully managed over time in order to construct the self as 'normal' in the profoundly gendered context of reproductive normativity. Treatment failure is identified in the book not only as a central, but largely excluded, aspect of the experience of IVF, but also of a proliferating range of new, more controversial reproductive and genetic technologies.

Contemporary Ob Gyn

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Pain

Author: Harald Breivik
Editor: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
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Edited by Harald Breivik and Michael Shipley, this text offers the most up-to-date advice on the assessment and treatment of pain.

Homeopathy Cures Where Alopathy Fails

Author: Subhash C. Madan
Editor: Pustak Mahal
ISBN: 8122307256
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The book written by an eminent surgeon who happened to explore the horizons of homeopathy, brings about a comparative study of both the leading medical fields-Homeopathy and Allopathy, to the best advantage of the patient. Through the proper case studies, he cites various cases where allopathic medicines have not worked while homeopathy worked wonders to cure the patient.

Advanced Dermatologic Therapy Ii

Author: Walter Brown Shelley
Editor: Saunders
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Written for the practicing dermatologist, ADVANCED DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY II summarizes treatment options for most skin disorders encountered in the typical dermatologic practice. This thoroughly up-to-date, advanced reference offers a broad scope of current therapeutic possibilities from thousands of journal entries noted. This unique prescriptionary allows the reader to quickly scan and rapidly integrate advanced dermatologic therapeutics into his or her practice. It also includes special therapeutic vignettes from the authors' practice for keen insight into therapeutic decision making. The authors have researched an extraordinary range of therapies from cutting-edge articles to give you the widest range of therapeutic possibilities - somewhere to turn when all else fails Presents data succinctly, alphabetized under diagnosis, on well over 250 conditions from abscesses to xeroderma pigmentosum Clinical focus is assured by the inclusion of special therapeutic case studies from the authors' own practice More diseases, and more treatments for them, mean an extra 250 pages As practising dermatologists, the authors have added time saving features - for instance, all treatments are listed at the start of each topic and are highlighted in the text to allow you to quickly assess your options Always a pleasure to read, the new edition is also a pleasure to look at, complete with a full colour design and many full colour images

Textbook Of Medicine

Author: Russell La Fayette Cecil
Editor: Saunders Limited.
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