9. When and How to Decide That a Geriatric Cancer Patient Is Terminal

  1. Dr. Alice Villalobos and
  2. Laurie Kaplan MSC
  1. Leo Bustad

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch9

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

How to Cite

Villalobos, A. and Kaplan, L. (2007) When and How to Decide That a Geriatric Cancer Patient Is Terminal, in Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802664

Online ISBN: 9780470344446

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Keywords:

  • geriatric cancer patient;
  • terminal;
  • decision making;
  • tumor;
  • polypharmacy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clarification of Terminology for Terminal

  • Criteria for Terminal Decision Making

  • Initial Presentation of a Terminal Case

  • Advising Deeply Bonded Clients in the End Phase

  • Attend to the Caretaker's Needs

  • When Do You Use the Word “Terminal”?

  • The Tumor Is Inoperable, or Is It?

  • The Long Problem List and Polypharmacy

  • Healer or Executioner

  • Chemotherapy for Advanced Stage Geriatric Patients

  • Palliative Radiation Therapy for Terminal Patients

  • Client Consent Forms

  • Summary