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Cancer care specialists answer questions concerning a cancer patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Includes understanding cancer and its treatments; chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant side effects; stress and cancer; the will to live; spirituality; sexuality; nutrition; and r…
Table of Contents: ; 1 Definitions and key elements in palliative care -- 2 Symptom assessment -- 3 Clinical decision making -- 4 Pain assessment and management -- 5 Fatigue -- 6 Cachexia -- 7 Dehydration -- 8 Anxiety and depression -- 9 Sleep disturbance -- 10 Chronic nausea and vomiting -- 11 Con…
What are hospice and palliative care? ; The interdisciplinary team ; Symptom management and physical care ; Psychosocial and spiritual care ; Grief and bereavement ; Community and public engagement ; Managing hospice and palliative care ; Hospice and palliative care in the U.S. health care system ;…
"A Caregiver's Guide was created to provide information for family caregivers to draw upon when preparing and caring for a loved one who has a progressive illness, especially at home. It was developed to complement resources and information provided to caregivers by healthcare professionals, includ…
"A Caregiver's Guide present family caregivers the medical and nursing information they will need in clear, easily understood language. This will help them to understand the journey upon which their loved ones have embarked, to become effective, informed members of the palliative care team and to p…
Introduction : about growing older, dying, and death -- Grief and loss : a part of life -- Fear of dying -- The final life career : is this only a time of waiting for death? or is there something more? -- Acceptance that death will come -- Pain, distress, and suffering -- Prayer -- Responding to me…
Provides basic consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer.
Provides basic consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. ; Table of contents: ; Part I Cancer Overview -- Part II Risk Factors and Cancer Prevention -- Part III Cancer Types -- Part IV Cancer Detection and Diagnosis -- Part V Cancer Treatment -- Pa…