Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care (Google eBook)

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Jill Cooper
John Wiley & Sons, May 1, 2006 - Medical - 282 pages
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Now in its second edition, this is the only book on occupational therapy in oncology and palliative care. It has been thoroughly updated, contains new chapters, and like the first edition will appeal to a range of allied health professionals working with patients with a life-threatening illness.

The book explores the nature of cancer and challenges faced by occupational therapists in oncology and palliative care. It discusses the range of occupational therapy intervention in symptom control, anxiety management and relaxation, and the management of breathlessness and fatigue.

The book is produced in an evidence-based, practical, workbook format with case studies. New chapters on creativity as a psychodynamic approach; outcome measures in occupational therapy in oncology and palliative care; HIV-related cancers and palliative care.

  

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Contents

What is Cancer?
1
Challenges Faced by Occupational Therapists in Oncology and Palliative Care
11
Occupational Therapy Approach in Symptom Control
27
Occupational Therapy in Anxiety Management and Relaxation
41
Occupational Therapy in the Management of Breathlessness
51
Occupational Therapy and CancerRelated Fatigue
61
Clientcentred Approach of Occupational Therapy Programme Case Study
83
Occupational Therapy in Paediatric Oncology and Palliative Care
107
Occupational Therapy in Neurooncology
145
Occupational Therapy in Hospices and Day Care
161
The Use of Creativity as a Psychodynamic Activity
175
Measuring Occupational Therapy Outcomes in Cancer and Palliative Care
189
Appendices
201
Glossary
239
Glossary Abbreviations
247
Index
249

Occupational Therapy in HIVrelated Cancers and Palliative Care
125

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About the author (2006)

Jill Cooper has been head occupational therapist for 13 years at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the largest cancer centre in Europe and world-renowned for its research and treatment of cancer. She has published articles with colleagues on different aspects of clinical areas within oncology and palliative care including radiation-induced brachial plexopathy, outcome measures and specifics of working practice in palliative care.†She works alongside other medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals to ensure patients in oncology and palliative care receive the highest standard of care available.

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