Fast Facts - Additional resources related to care of the deteriorating patient
# 078 Cultural Aspects of Pain Management, 2nd ed
The meaning and expression of pain are influenced by people’s cultural background.
# 068 Is it Pain or Addiction?, 2nd ed
A very commonly requested educational topic by physicians, concerning pain, surrounds differentiating the patient in pain vs. the patient with a substance abuse disorder.
# 127 Substance Use Disorders in the Palliative Care Patient, 2nd ed
The spectrum of substance use disorders (SUDs) are characterised by increasing degrees of craving, compulsive use, loss of control, and continued use despite harm.
# 069 Pseudoaddiction, 2nd ed
Put simply, pseudoaddiction is something that we do to patients, through our fears and misunderstanding of pain, pain treatment, and addiction.
# 172 Professional-Patient Boundaries in Palliative Care
This Fast Fact reviews issues in health professional-patient boundaries in palliative care.
# 131 The Physician as Family Member
Caring for a dying patient who has a physician-family member provides challenges and opportunities.
# 145 Panic Disorder at the End-of-Life
Separating 'normal' death-related anxiety from pathological panic is an important palliative care skill.
# 156 Evaluating Requests for Hastened Death
This Fast Fact provides guidance on how to evaluate and initially respond to a patient who raises the topic of a hastened death.
# 159 Responding to a Request for Hastening Death
This Fast Fact focuses on possible ways of responding to patients who continue to want a hastened death despite every effort to find appropriate palliative care alternatives.
# 106 Controlled Sedation for Refractory Suffering - Part I
This Fast Fact reviews the medical decision making surrounding these practices.
# 107 Controlled Sedation for Refractory Suffering - Part II
This Fast Fact will review sedation techniques.
From: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin
Full text article - Fear of death
Fear of death
From The Oncologist. 2005 Feb;10(2):160-9.
Ref: Penson RT, Partridge RA, Shah MA, Giansiracusa D, Chabner BA, Lynch TJ Jr. Fear of death. Oncologist. 2005 Feb;10(2):160-9.
Last updated 21 February 2017