Managing anorexia in advanced progressive illness: The case for palliative rehabilitation

Cathy Payne

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    Invited Editorial: Unintentional weight loss in advanced progressive illness is different from simple starvation, and should be tackled with a palliative rehabilitation approach, argues Cathy Payne.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)106-107
    JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2015

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    • Palliative Care
    • Rehabilitation
    • Cachexia


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