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Cancer in context : a practical guide to supportive care

Author: James Brennan; Clare Moynihan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford medical publications.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Underlines the fact that supportive care is an integral part of the treatment of cancer. This book explores the underlying reasons why cancer often leads to high levels of distress. It includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Brennan; Clare Moynihan
ISBN: 0198515251 9780198515258
OCLC Number: 56654563
Description: xxvi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; PART 1: HUMAN CONTEXT ; Human nature ; The catastrophe of cancer ; What helps people with cancer? ; Quality of life ; Summary ; References ; PART 2: PERSONAL CONTEXT ; Changed lives ; Expectation about illness ; Shock of diagnosis ; Denial and avoidance ; Delays to diagnosis ; "Why me?" - the meaning of cancer ; Coping with treatment ; Relationship with healthcare team ; Practical concerns ; Relationship with family and friends ; Impact on self ; Hope ; The body ; Existential beliefs ; Ending treatment ; Living with uncertainty ; References ; PART 3: OTHER PEOPLE ; What is social support and why is it important? ; Family context ; Partner relationship ; Caring ; References ; PART 4: SOCIAL CONTEXT ; Background and introduction ; Social class ; Gender ; Homeless people ; Defining 'homelessness' ; Ethnicity ; Defining 'race', 'culture', and 'ethnicity' ; Ethnicity and giving support: communication, advocacy, and interpreters ; An interpreter ; An advocate ; Refugees and asylum seekers ; Conclusion ; References ; PART 5: CLINICAL CONTEXT ; General practice ; Diagnosis ; Surgery ; Radiotherapy ; Chemotherapy and hormone therapy ; Common treatment difficulties ; Rehabilitation ; Recurrence ; Palliative care ; Bereavement care ; References ; PART 6: COMMUNICATION ; Communication and ethics ; Information ; Staff-patient relationship ; Patient-centred communication ; Eliciting concerns ; Specific communication issues ; Professional issues in communication ; References ; PART 7: PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT ; Part 1 ; Stress and burnout in healthcare professionals ; Cancer professionals ; Preventing burnout and reducing stress ; Part 2 ; User-involvement ; Voluntary support ; Complementary therapy and alternative medicine ; References ; APPENDICES ; 1. Common self report questionnaires ; 2. Managing the stress of cancer - a psychosocial guide for people with cancer
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: James Brennan in collaboration with Clare Moynihan.
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