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Class R5-722 - General Medicine, Medical philosophy. Medical ethics

Class R723-726 - Medical philosophy. Medical ethics - Life and Death Instructions; Hospice Care

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RB127-150 Manifestations of disease - Massage, Physical Approaches to Pain Relief
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Class R - Medicine
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R31.M159.1 -Scientific Article Abstracts; Ephemeral Validity
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
There are many interesting definitions of what an abstract is.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/abstracts.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R126.D182.1 - De Materia Medica
Pedanius Dioscorides - Tess Anne Osbaldeston, translator and editor
Pedanius Dioscorides, probably lived between 40CE and 90CE in the time of the Roman Emperors Nero and Vespasian. A learned physician, he practiced medicine as an army doctor, and saw service with the Roman legions in Greece, Italy, Asia Minor, and Provence in modern-day France. His military years provided opportunities for studying diseases, collecting and identifying medicinal plants, and discovering other healing materials.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/dioscorides.html
Link added 2006-04-26;
R603.T5.B35.1 - What does Tibetan Medicine have to offer?
Brian Boni, MD, MPH
Tibetan medicine is an eminently holistic healing system, utilizing psycho-spiritual methods as much as physical. The human body is considered to be based on the five cosmic energies
http://www.cancerlynx.com/tibetan.html
Link added 2007-01-15

R723-726 - Medical philosophy; Medical ethics; Life and Death Instructions; Hospice Care
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R723.M159.1 - Knowledge Is Me
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
The license to practice medicine or an allied health profession carries with it the great responsibility of keeping up with knowledge advances. The Internet provides an incredible source of continuing new medical care information.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/doctorinternet.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R724.R68.1 - Life and Death Instructions - Planning for The End
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD; Isadora R Rosenbaum, MA; Debra Marks, PhD; Sabrina Selim, MD; Thomas Addison, MD; Joanna Beam, JD; Meryl Brod, PhD; David Claman, MD; Alan J. Coleman, MD; Malin Dollinger, MD; Michael Glover; Nancy Lambert, RN, BSN; Almo Petterle; Patricia Sparacino, RN, MS, Jeffrey Silberman, Dmin; Kenneth A Woeber, MD
Death is a part of life. We all know that we must die sometime: we just don't know when. Despite this reality, we often think of death as something that happens to other people. Most of us have a difficult time accepting our own mortality
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/end.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R724.R68.2 - Choosing Life: Living Your Life While Planning for Death
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD; Isadora R Rosenbaum, MA; Debra Marks, PhD; Sabrina Selim, MD; Thomas Addison, MD; Joanna Beam, JD; Meryl Brod, PhD; David Claman, MD; Alan J. Coleman, MD; Malin Dollinger, MD; Michael Glover; Nancy Lambert, RN, BSN; Almo Petterle; Patricia Sparacino, RN, MS, Jeffrey Silberman, Dmin; Kenneth A Woeber, MD
Despite the inevitability of death and the importance of planning for tomorrow, the purpose of life is to live. The diagnosis of an acute or chronic illness doesn't need to be experienced as an automatic death sentence; it can be viewed as an important reminder to live each day as if it were the last.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/plan.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R724.R68.3 - Compassionate End-of-Life Care - How to Approach and Prevent Suffering
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Each person wants to live as long as possible and with as much comfort and enjoyment as feasible. This becomes more significant when a person is gravely ill or enters into an end-of-life process.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/endcare.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R724.R68.4 - A Good Goal - Quality of Life
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Try to make an assessment of your life. Take care of yourself with the aid of the medical team, the social team of nurses, medical social workers, hospice, family members and friends. It's important to keep hope as alive as possible, even under grave circumstances.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/goal.html
Link added 2006-05-21;


R726.8.B124.1 - Hospice Care
Lana Bakk
Making a choice for Hospice care is not about dying - it is about living each day to its fullest
http://www.cancerlynx.com/hospice.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R726.8.B124.2 - Lana Bakk's List of Things To Do
Lana Bakk's
Here are some things I am working on right now for my peace of mind and tangible evidence of love
http://www.cancerlynx.com/bakk.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R726.8.C203.1 - Ending Days
Sandy Caverly
Ending Days - I am already registered to go to palliative care at my hospital when my time comes
http://www.cancerlynx.com/ending.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R726.8.H343.1 - Hospice Care
Irene Harrison, LCSW
The hospice philosophy embraces a holistic approach that encompasses physical, emotional and spiritual concerns. The patient and family are seen as the unit of care.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/hospice.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R726.8.K1 - How To Care For Your Terminally Ill Loved One
Lorraine Kember
Experience has taught me that knowledge is the key to better quality of life for the terminally ill. Patients and carer should be encouraged to talk to their doctors about the progressive symptoms of their disease, so that informed choices can be made regarding available treatment and medications.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/kember.html
Link added 2006-06-27;
R726.8.J61.1 Planning for the End
Doreen Jaskela
With mets, one has to believe the end is coming. It is an unknown place and we have to feel our way along the path.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/end.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R726.8.P117.1 Things That Must Be Discussed
Karolen I. Paularena
Not everyone does want to talk about death or after death issues beforehand, do they? But, in answer to the question about what we think MUST be discussed, here are my thoughts
http://www.cancerlynx.com/must.html
Link added 2006-04-20;
R727.A152.1 - Silly Examining Gowns
Melanie Aguillard, Alexandra Andrews, Merry Holley, Sheila Werner, Ruth Wolf
I have always taken offense to those silly examinining gowns. So much to endure already, can we not be left a small measure of dignity?! They act like we are on exhibit andI for one get tired of it.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/gowns.html
Link added 2006-03-05;
R727.B247.1 - Should You Just Say No to Drugs?
William M. Buchholz, MD
When your doctor suggests taking medicine for a problem, do you think first of the side effects that drug may cause. While that may be a valid concern, the real question is more complex. The next time you consider taking ANY medicine, vitamin or supplement, consider the following questions.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/nodrugs.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R727.C53.1 - More Silly Examinining Gowns
Deborah Collyar, Susan Durst, Tricia Hawn, Doreen Jaskela, Susan Kling, Claudia Kruggel, M.J. McKeown,MD, Joanne Millstone, JeanReichenbach, Matthew Bieber Schooley, Barbara B. Sharpe, Diane Wildbur
From a professional stand point, I think preserving the dignity of the patient has been put low on the list of priorities. After reading this site, I was vividly reminded of how quickly a patient may feel stripped of their dignity and self-respect.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/moregowns.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R727.M159.1 - Your Doctor Is A Person Too
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
The professional, to appear professional, must maintain a demeanor that implies the situation is well controlled and the solution will work. The need to maintain a reassuring manner in the face of adversity requires a good deal of ego energy. This can lead to a defensive posture and an apparent irritation when a judgment is questioned.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/doctorperson.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R727.M159.2 Your Patient Is A Person Too
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
The basic principle is simple. The patient is a person not a diagnosis. You are a professional, you have spent years in training how to diagnose and treat some very bad diseases, you keep up with the very latest knowledge in your field but no one ever included a course in how to be gentle with, be empathetic with and to communicate with your patients. http://www.cancerlynx.com/patientperson.html Link added 2006-05-21;
R727.R116.1 - Why Doctors Don't Listen
Karen Ritchie, MD
Science has won and the art of medicine has lost, or at least it has run out of money. Listen to the patient. He is telling you the diagnosis.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/doctorlisten.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
R733.B247.1 - Making Healthy Decisions about Complementary Medicine
William M. Buchholz, MD
Consumers must learn to evaluate health information critically to make sure they get value for what they pay. Good decisions require understanding what is needed, how likely the treatment is to provide it, and a means to verify that the treatment is working.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/camdecisions.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R853.C55.C1 - Cancer? Now What? Why Consider Clinical Trials?
Deborah Collyar
Clinical trial may sound a bit intimidating, but it is simply a research study that carefully tests new ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat different cancers. These studies give critical information to preserve our health for both early and advanced cancer because there is still so much that isn't known about how cancer begins or develops
http://www.cancerlynx.com/clinical_trials.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
R853.C55.D1 - Clinical Trials Are Needed
Peggy Devine
All new drugs can have problems - so all clinical trials carry risks - but cancer trials are the most dangerous at this point in time because we are still really only testing cytotoxic drugs which by definition kill cells.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/needtrials.html
Link added 2006-05-21;

Subclass RA - Public aspects of medicine
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RA395.M159.1 - Are We Playing In The Right Ballgame?
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
None of this is healthcare it is sickness care. A huge international industry has arisen as wonderful new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are developed. Immense international companies depend on the economics of people being sick.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/healthgame.html
Link added 2006-05-21;


RA407.H1 - Welcome to Janice's Book Picks
Janice Hoobler, non-hodgkins cancer survivor, Alta Bates Comprehensive Center
Cancer Resource Books for information by Janice Hoobler, non-hodgkins cancer survivor, Alta Bates Comprehensive Center
http://www.cancerlynx.com/janicehoobler.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA407.M159.1 - Epidemiology Introduction
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Epidemiology involves studying the distribution and determinants of the frequency of disease in a population
http://www.cancerlynx.com/epidemiology.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA407.M159.2 - Statistics: A Tool, A Puzzle, A Diversion - Part 1
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
At times there seems to be more than one true and correct answer. Here is where the use of this Statistical Analysis becomes needed, real and trusted. This means that the analysis system and its rules need to produce an answer that can be defined as near to absolute truth as possible and one that we can trust to guide us in our life decisions
http://www.cancerlynx.com/statistics1.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA407.M159.3 - Statistics: A Tool, A Puzzle, A Diversion - Part 2
M. J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Given suitable data it should be possible to calculate sensitivity and specificity. If the sensitivity, specificity and prevalence of a condition are known it should be possible to calculate positive and negative predictive values. It is necessary to understand these parameters of a test to decide the clinical applicability and usefulness
http://www.cancerlynx.com/statistics2.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA413.5.H38.1 - Long Term Care
Carol E Harris, AS, BA, MSW
When you need long term care, you need an expert to help assure that you receive quality care, keep control of your life, and maintain your independence and dignity
http://www.cancerlynx.com/longterm.html
Link added 2006-05-21
RA413.5.S121.1 - Health Insurance
Keren Stronach, MPH
Dealing with medical insurance can be very confusing and frustrating
http://www.cancerlynx.com/healthinsurance.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA644.R68.1 - Prevention of Infections For Caregivers and Patients
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
Hand washing is the gold standard, and anything less is considered inadequate to help prevent patients from acquiring dangerous and possibly lethal transmitted infections.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/prevent.html
Link added 2006-05-21
RA664.R68.2 - Prevention of Infections For Caregivers and Patients
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Hand washing is the gold standard, and anything less is considered inadequate to help prevent patients from acquiring dangerous and possibly lethal transmitted infections.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/handwash.html
Link added 2007-01-15
RA644.L29.1 - Tips to Avoid Infections
Beverley Laypa, M.HSc.N
Suggestions to help you avoid infection while in cancer treatment. Remember always consult with your medical team
http://www.cancerlynx.com/infectionsavoid.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA776.B35.1 - Doctor Boni's 7 Keys to Health
Brian Boni, MD, MPH
Cultivate a spiritual practice, Exercise every day, Get proper nutrition...
http://www.cancerlynx.com/7keys.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.A5.1 - More Ways to Make Rice Bags for Comfort
The rice bag will stay warm for quite some time up to an hour. You can make them vertically or horizontally - whatever dimension is best for the part you want to warm up. Vertical is nice for neck wraps, horizontal on a hand towel is great for achy knees, ankles, backs or a footwarmer.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/morericebag.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.B162.1 - Rice Bags Bring Comfort
Nancy Becker
A rice bag is something that feels good; makes you feel taken care of; plus gives the care-taker a nice gesture to offer in a sometimes (often) helpless situation where they WANT to help, but there's really not much they CAN do
http://www.cancerlynx.com/ricebag.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.F15.1 - Easy Skin Care Tips for Men
Anthony Feliciano
It is rare for a man to devote time to his skin, especially the skin on his face. However, proper skin care is essential for the present and the future. Skin is the first line of defense against sickness, germs and disease
http://www.cancerlynx.com/maleskincare.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.S172.1 - Yakima Valley Anti Constipation Fruit Paste
Norma Snyder
The stuff seems to work just fine for constipation, as long as you use it regularly ....it's all natural, no chemicals, no preservatives, just a little bit of money and time invested
http://www.cancerlynx.com/fruitpaste.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.1 - Body Scrub Recipes
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
By scrubbing off the top layer of dead skin cells your skin will feel smoother, your moisturizer will penetrate easier and you will help prevent annoying ingrown hairs and body breakouts. The act of rubbing in circular motions, towards the heart also increases circulation
http://www.cancerlynx.com/bodyscrub.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.2 - Soothing Eye Pillows
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
You can make soothing eye pillows, by sewing together a few rectangles of fabric and filling with your choice of herbs and grains.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/eyepillow.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.3 - Oils for the Face
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Facials are something you should do yourself regularly to tone muscles, increase circulation, release tension and soften blackheads and other congestion in the skin.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/faceoil.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.4 - Fresh Fall Facial Masques
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Everyone is aware that fresh, ripe, in-season produce tastes the best and is healthiest for your body's natural rhythms. Well, this also applies to what you feed your face...the skin on your face that is.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/fallfacial.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.5 - Easy Hair Care Recipes!!
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Sage: weak or brittle hair, Rosemary: stimulating, enhances dark hair, Chamomile: moisturizing, soothing, enhances light hair, Burdock root: helps prevent hair loss, Lavender: soothing, balances moisture, antibacterial
http://www.cancerlynx.com/haircare.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.6 -Mend Your Mood With Essential Oils
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Plants are very powerful and essential oils are literally the strongest part: the essence. Since they are so powerful they should be used sparingly, especially for use on the face
http://www.cancerlynx.com/mendoil.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.7 - Moisture Mud
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Shea butter and oil will be super hydrating to dry skin and oil-balancing for oily skin. The witch hazel and rosewater keeps it from being too greasy and helps the texture of the masque. The clay is purifying and detoxifying.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/moisturemud.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.8 - Spa Pedicure
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Enjoy relaxed, smooth happy, pretty feet...Foot soaks are good for sore feet and to soften calluses
http://www.cancerlynx.com/footcare.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.9 - Tub Teas
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Enjoy the benefits of flowers and herbs in the bath without clogging your drain. Simply fill your muslin bag or tea ball...with your choice of flowers, herbs or other beneficial additives. Then toss in one or two and enjoy your own healing brew!
http://www.cancerlynx.com/tubtea.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.10 - Sensual Spa: Products for lovers!
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Essential oils are effective in two ways. Applied topically and through inhalation. They can be used in countless ways.. Here is a list of common aphrodisiac oils
http://www.cancerlynx.com/sensual.html
Link added 2006-05-13;
RA778.T95.11 - The Wonderful World of Baking Soda
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
Baking soda is a great main ingredient for several beauty recipes. Here are few homemade products using baking soda.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/bakingsoda.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RA778.T95.12 - The Great Pumpkin Peel
Jennifer Tanner, Esthetician
A alpha hydroxy acid masque gently dissolves dead skin cells rather than scrub them off manually with some form of grain.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/pumpkin.html
Link added 2007-01-15

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RB127-150 Manifestations of disease
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RB127.D356.1 - Massage for Supportive Cancer Care
Kathleen Dzubur, MS; Francine Manuel, RPT; Gary Abrams, MD; Lee Erman, NCTMB; Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
One of the most soothing treatments for a bedridden person is massage. In Europe and elsewhere, it is used frequently to promote relaxation, decrease pain and speed healing. It may also help reduce or eliminate the need for certain medications.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/massage.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RB127.M71.1 - Physical Medicine Approaches To Pain Relief
Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora Rosenbaum, MA, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
The first step in reducing pain is to evaluate the cause and source of pain. Once it has been established through appropriate diagnostics that surgical intervention, radiation therapy or other treatments will not help, one needs to know if the pain comes from movement, lack of movement, position of limbs, position of the entire body or such sources as muscle tension
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/relief.html
Link added 2006-05-21
RB150.B81.1 - Fingernails, Toenails and Cancer Treatment
Irene Bashore and Glenda Strieter
Finger and/or toe nails may become damaged or fall off altogether with chemo and cancer treatment . Here are some strategies to try that could prevent losing the nails, or to soothe and help heal if the nails are lost
http://www.cancerlynx.com/nails.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RB150.L217.1 - Nausea and Vomiting: Tips for controlling the most common side effect of Chemotherapy
Stephanie La Carrubba, RN, MS, LAc
Nausea is the single most common side effect of chemotherapy for cancer. It can be incapacitating and so severe that many people refuse to continue treatment. It is important to realize that there are many effective therapies for this problem.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/nausea.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RB150.M159.1 - Prolonged Vomiting Can Be Life Threatening. If this occurs observe yourself closely
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Vomiting can accompany radiation or chemotherapy for malignancies. If vomiting persists and treatment with antacids does not seem to help at all then do not hesitate to go to your physician or an urgent care facility.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/vomit.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RB150.M63.1 - Dealing with Dehydration
Dottie Morris, RN, OCN
Dehydration is a dangerous symptom, one that can become life threatening if not alleviated. It can happen as a result of vomiting, diarrhea, infection, high fever, bleeding, even something as simple as just not drinking enough fluids.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/dehydration.html
Link added 2006-05-21

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First appeared May 21, 2006; updated December 9, 2007