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Description - Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care: Whole-Person Adult and Pediatric Care by Ann M. Berger

Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care is a practical guide to providing evidence-based and value-based care to adult and pediatric cancer patients experiencing severe symptoms and stressors due to cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and comorbid conditions. This accessible reference provides the art and science behind the whole-person and family approach to care by delivering the best practices to relieving a cancer patient's symptoms across physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions. Unlike other resources, this book covers all dimensions of palliative care but with a special emphasis on primary palliative care. Part One of the handbook provides the essential background and principles of supportive oncology and palliative care, including chapters on understanding the adult and pediatric patient and family illness experience, the roles and responsibilities of the palliative care team, and the art of the palliative care assessment interview. Part Two covers symptom management and includes ten chapters considering the major physical and psychosocial symptoms a cancer patient may face-neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, psychiatric, sleep and fatigue, pain, and psychosocial and spiritual distress. Part Three addresses special considerations and issues that an oncologist, physician, nurse or other healthcare provider often face in these settings, including chapters on intimacy, sexuality, and fertility issues, grief and bereavement, running a family meeting, care for the caregiver, and survivorship.

Written by expert clinicians, this state-of-the-art handbook is a necessary resource for any oncologist, nurse, primary care physician, psychosocial expert, or related practitioner who endeavors to improve quality of life and provide healing to those suffering from cancer and its treatment.

Key Features:

  • Provides the binding principles of palliative care for pediatrics, adults and families from diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs
  • Easy-to-read format makes extracting content fast and convenient for both the clinical and educational setting
  • Guides the clinician and practitioner through the palliative care assessment process, including the appropriate questions for the palliative care interview
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to psychosocial and spiritual care
  • Includes access to the fully searchable downloadable eBook

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826128249
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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