When the Focus Is on Care

When the Focus Is on Care

Palliative Care and Cancer

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Explaining how cancer patients can benefit from palliative care?care that addresses the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the seriously ill patient?this book provides the information, support, and tools needed to cope and live well with cancer, even when the disease is not responsive to treatment. Written in a sensitive and conversational fashion, this book addresses questions about progressive illness, making informed decisions and getting good medical care, accessing supportive care resources, and managing symptoms and side effects. It discusses issues such as coping strategies, performing a life review and leaving a legacy, talking to loved ones about cancer and dying, and coming to terms with your mortality.


McGraw Hill

How to live well with cancer--from diagnosis to its final stages

The goal of palliative care is to help you and your family experience the best quality of life possible throughout the course of your disease by controlling pain and symptoms, relieving suffering, and enabling you to live your life as normal as possible. When the Focus Is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer explains how you can benefit from palliative care.

Written in a sensitive and conversational fashion, this book addresses your questions about progressive illness, making informed decisions and getting good medical care, accessing supportive care resources, and managing symptoms and side effects. It discusses coping strategies, performing a life review and leaving a legacy, talking to loved ones about cancer and dying, and coming to terms with your mortality.

This book provides the information, support, and tools you need to cope and live well with cancer, even when the disease is not responsive to treatment.



Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : American Cancer Society, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780944235539
0944235530
Branch Call Number: 616.994 When 2005
Characteristics: xxx, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Feb 16, 2010

Excellent , thoughful resource for anyone facing this situation.

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