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Cancer Patient Care By Edited by Maggie Watson (CRC Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey)

Cancer Patient Care
by Edited by Maggie Watson (CRC Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey)

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An invaluable guide to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, oncologists and all other health-care professionals wanting to develop their skills in helping patients cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Cancer Patient Care: Psychosocial Treatment Methods by Edited by Maggie Watson (CRC Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey)

Attention to psychological problems is now recognised as an essential part of cancer patient care. Helping the cancer patient to cope with and overcome the difficulties associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a rapidly expanding field of interest. Much of this interest has arisen from an increasing awareness of the high levels of psychological morbidity and the concern that patients, often receiving aggressive physical treatments, should have a good quality of life. The last decade has brought an expansion in 'psychosocial' services to patients, with a rich fund of experience among those who have specialised with this patient group. There is a need to draw together this experience so that others coming into this field may learn of the psychological and psychiatric techniques developed. The aim of this book is to provide practical guidelines and a 'how to do it' approach to treatment which is based firmly on research and clinical experience. Topics covered include specific problems such as anticipatory nausea, cancer pain, side-effects of chemotherapy, depression and anxiety, along with guidelines for terminal care, psychotherapy and counselling. The problems associated with specific cancer diagnoses are also covered, including gynaecological cancers, breast and lung cancers, testicular tumours, leukaemia and childhood malignancies. This book will prove an invaluable guide to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, oncologists and all other health-care professionals wanting to develop their skills in helping patients cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Table of Contents


Part I. Problem-Specific Treatment Methods: 1. Pain: A cognitive-behavioural perspective; 2. Anticipatory nausea and emesis: behavioural interventions; 3. Counselling in routine care: a client-centered approach; 4. Adjuvant psychological therapy for anxiety and depression; 5. Anxiety and depression: psychotropic medication; 6. Steroids and chemotherapeutic agents: neuropsychiatric aspects; 7. Terminal care; 8. Care of the cancer patient's family; Part II. Treatment Methods for Specific Diagnostic Groups; 9. Lung cancer; 10. Breast cancer; 11. Testicular cancer; 12. Gynaecological cancer: a psychotherapy group; 13. Leukaemia: bone marrow transplantation; 14. Children with cancer.

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GOR002821299
Cancer Patient Care: Psychosocial Treatment Methods by Edited by Maggie Watson (CRC Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey)
Edited by Maggie Watson (CRC Research Fellow, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1991-10-03
330
0521426316
9780521426312
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