Release on 2011 | by Julia A. Bucher,Peter S. Houts,Terri Ades
The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home
Author: Julia A. Bucher,Peter S. Houts,Terri Ades
Pubpsher: American Cancer Society Comple
Category: Health & Fitness
A resource for caregivers who are tending cancer patients in the home environment provides step-by-step recommendations for such issues as maintaining one's own quality of life, helping patients to manage treatment side effects and obtaining help from available community agencies. Original.
The essential go-to guide for the homemedical library Caregivers are problem solvers and often need “onthe job” training to come up with solutions in theunique world of cancer caregiving.Whether caring forone’s self at home or providing care for a loved one,this indispensable quick reference can help you improvequality of care and quality of life.Organized in a straight-forward A to Z format, thebook covers more than four dozen critical CancerCaregiving topics, from Anxiety to Weight Changes, inclear, easy-to-understand language. This useful book is filled with vital checklists, as well astime-saving—perhaps life-saving—“What-to-do-ifs”that can be accessed and acted upon quickly. Pleasinggraphics add to the effectiveness of this invaluable aid.Caregivers are sure to reach for this handy book timeafter time.
Many teens enjoy a carefree time of school, some light household responsibilities to help their family, and good times with their friends. According to a National Alliance of Caregiving report in 2005, at least 1.3 million children between the ages of eight and eighteen are shouldering the heavy responsibilities of caring for family members who cannot care for themselves without help. Readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.
Informal caregivers - family members, friends, and other loved ones - are an essential, uncompensated and significantly burdened extension of the healthcare team. Rapid advances in cancer care, including new drugs and immunotherapies and more sophisticated diagnostic tools, have markedly improved the ability to medically extend lives and enhance survival. As patients are living longer, with today's shorter hospital stays and shift towards increased outpatient care, however, the demands placed on all caregivers and their needs have substantially increased. Cancer Caregivers reveals the field of Psycho-Oncology's exploration of the depth of complexities of caregiving experiences and identifies the vast expanses left to be understood. This text describes the characteristics and experiences of cancer caregivers based on their life stage, relationship to the patient, and ethnic group membership, as well as patients' disease and treatment type. It highlights the significant progress in research focused on the development and dissemination of psychosocial interventions for cancer caregivers, and includes in-depth case studies to illustrate their delivery and application. The text also explores the provision of support to caregivers in the community and the legal and ethical concerns faced by caregivers throughout the caregiving process. Cancer Caregivers offers both fundamental and practical information and is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals who work with patients and families facing cancer.
Release on 2010-03-22 | by Jimmie C. Holland, M.D et al.
Author: Jimmie C. Holland, M.D et al.
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field of psychosocial oncology and remains the gold standard today. Written by 67 internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the resource is truly an essential reference for all providers of palliative care. Joining Oxford Medicine Online this resource offers the best quality content in an easy-to-access format. Online only benefits include downloading images and figures to PowerPoint and downloading chapters to PDF.
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007 and received a 2008 Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist. It served as a general, non-technical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences, exploring social and economic impacts, the “business” of cancer, advertising of drugs and treatment centers, how behavior change could offer great potential for cancer prevention, environmental risks, food additives and regulation, the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk, socioeconomic status, controversies—both scientific and political—in cancer treatment and research, country-by-country entries on cancer around the world, and more. Given various developments in the field including new drug treatments, political controversies over use of the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix with young girls to prevent cervical cancer, and unexpected upticks in the prevalence of adult smoking within the U.S. following decades of decline, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as an updated and more current encyclopedia that addresses concerns pertaining to this topic. Key Features: · Approximately half of the 700 first-edition articles revised and updated · 30+ new entries covering new developments since 2006 · Signed entries with cross-references · Further Readings accompanied by pedagogical elements · New Reader’s Guide · Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and through new Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as a reliable and precise source for students and researchers with an interest in social and behavioral sciences and seeks to better understand the continuously evolving subject matter of cancer and society.
"This comprehensive guide provides the latest information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options as well as practical advice about coping with the healthcare system, insurance providers, and the emotional aspects of the disease. . . . An excellent title." --Library Journal, May 1, 2005 Written by the top experts in the field, this essential guide provides you with up-to-date, evidence-based information about every aspect of prostate cancer, from who is at risk, to diagnostic tests and treatment, to living well after treatment. American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer explores: The latest advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment The range of treatment options available and their advantages, expected outcomes, and potential side effects How to cope with emotional stresses and potential physical side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction How to maintain quality of life, sexuality, and relationships Practical issues like managing medical records, work, and insurance Highlighted by personal stories from people affected by prostate cancer, American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer also addresses follow-up care, the risk of recurrence, and scientific advances andpromising research. A special section helps loved ones understand, cope, and provide support.
Release on 2004 | by American Cancer Society,Betty R. Ferrell
Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain
Author: American Cancer Society,Betty R. Ferrell
Pubpsher: Amer Cancer Society
Category: Health & Fitness
You don't have to live in pain Effective pain management enables you to live the life you want to lead--to eat, sleep, spend time with loved ones, work, pursue hobbies, and take part in other activities. The American Cancer Society’s Guide to Pain Control explains the many pain-relief options available, including medicines and other methods. Inside, you will discover how to achieve acceptable pain control and how to understand the optimal balance between pain relief and the potential side effects of pain medications. This book also provides: Step-by-step ways to describe pain and communicate pain-relief needs Information on common barriers to pain relief and how to overcome them Practical tips and strategies for coping with side effects of pain medication This revised edition reflects an increased focus on practical information for you and your loved ones and caregivers. Using the information in this book, you can partner with your health care teams to create effective pain-relief plans for your unique situations. When cancer pain is well-controlled, you can better tolerate treatment and can regain control of your life. ". . . essential reading for people with cancer and their family members." --From the Foreword by Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.,City of Hope National Medical Center "[The American Cancer Society's Guide to] Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain is unique among other pain resources in that it is simple yet comprehensive, with timely and appropriate content for allpatients with cancer and their families." --Oncology Nursing Forum/Knowledge Central, January 2005
This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Dr. Soo Borson, is devoted to Geriatric Psychiatry. Articles in this issue include: Diagnosis; Providing high quality care for dementia patients and family caregivers; Common psychiatric problems in cognitively impaired patients – causes and management; Partnering with family caregivers; Palliation and end of life care; Geriatric depression; Treatment for depression and evaluating response; Post-traumatic stress in older adults; Sleep disorders; Substance Abuse; Suicide; and Mental Health Services for Older Adults.