Palliative care

Foot massage versus quiet presence on agitation and mood in people with dementia: A randomised controlled trial

Moyle, W., Cooke, M. L., Beattie, E., Shum, D. H. K., O’Dwyer, S. T., & Barrett, S. (2014). Foot massage versus quiet presence on agitation and mood in people with dementia: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(6), 856–864.

“I'm not trying to be cured, so there's not much he can do for me”: Hospice patients’ constructions of hospice's holistic care approach in a biomedical culture

Nebel Pederson, S., & Emmers-Sommer, T. M. (2012). “I’m not trying to be cured, so there's not much he can do for me”: Hospice patients’ constructions of hospice's holistic care approach in a biomedical culture. Death Studies, 36(5), 419–446.

Management of lymphedema for cancer patients with complex needs

Wanchai, A., Beck, M., Stewart, B. R., & Armer, J. M. (2013). Management of lymphedema for cancer patients with complex needs. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 29(1), 61–65.

This review paper discusses the management of lymphedema in patients with advanced disease. The paper discusses assessment of lymphedema and management of symptoms through skin care, compression, massage, and exercise.

Cancer pain: Part 2: Physical, interventional and complimentary therapies; management in the community; acute, treatment-related and complex cancer pain: A perspective from the British Pain Society endorsed by the UK Association of Palliative Medicine and

Raphael, J., Hester, J., Ahmedzai, S., Barrie, J., Farqhuar-Smith, P., Williams, J., … Sparkes, E. (2010). Cancer pain: Part 2: Physical, interventional and complimentary therapies; management in the community; acute, treatment-related and complex cancer pain: A perspective from the British Pain Society endorsed by the UK Association of Palliative Medicine and. Pain Medicine, 11(6), 872–896.

Constipation in palliative care: Treatment options and considerations for individual patient management

Andrews, A., & Morgan, G. (2013). Constipation in palliative care: Treatment options and considerations for individual patient management. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19(6), 266, 268–73.

This paper reviews the literature on constipation in palliative care, including a range of treatment options. Psychological as well as physiological impacts are discussed. Reviewed treatment options include laxatives, opioid antagonists, lifestyle changes, and abdominal massage.

Effects of rehabilitation among patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review

Salakari, M. R. J., Surakka, T., Nurminen, R., & Pylkkänen, L. (2015). Effects of rehabilitation among patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Acta Oncologica, 54(5), 618–628.

Integrating massage therapy within the palliative care of veterans with advanced illnesses: An outcome study

Mitchinson, A., Fletcher, C. E., Kim, H. M., Montagnini, M., & Hinshaw, D. B. (2013). Integrating massage therapy within the palliative care of veterans with advanced illnesses: An outcome study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 31(1), 6–12.

Massage therapy for patients with metastatic cancer: A pilot randomized controlled trial

Toth, M., Marcantonio, E. R., Davis, R. B., Walton, T., Kahn, J. R., & Phillips, R. S. (2013). Massage therapy for patients with metastatic cancer: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(7), 650–6.

A systematic review: Non-pharmacological interventions in treating pain in patients with advanced cancer

Hökkä, M., Kaakinen, P., & Pölkki, T. (2014). A systematic review: Non-pharmacological interventions in treating pain in patients with advanced cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(9), 1954–1969.

Mechanism-based classification of pain for physical therapy management in palliative care: A clinical commentary

Kumar, S. P., & Saha, S. (2011). Mechanism-based classification of pain for physical therapy management in palliative care: A clinical commentary. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 17(1), 80–86“.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3098553/.

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