Neil MacDonald, CM, MD, FRCP (C), FRCP (EDIN) | Authors

Nutrition as an Integral Component of Supportive Care

February 01, 2003

Palliative care, previously viewed by many as anend-of-life movement, is now recognized as anapproach whose principles should infuse the care ofall patients with a chronic illness throughout the fullcourse of that illness. For example, the World HealthOrganization (WHO) has redefined palliative care asfollows:

Current Management of Opioid-Related Side Effects

January 01, 2001

The optimal management of opioid-related side effects is hampered by a lack of comparative studies of management strategies. The prevalence of such side effects is influenced by the extent of disease, the patient’s