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Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care

SKU# 9780826128249

Whole-Person Adult and Pediatric Care

Author: Ann Berger MD, MSN, Christina Puchalski MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, Pamela Hinds PhD, RN, FAAN



Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care is a practical guide to providing evidence-based and value-based care to adult and pediatric cancer patients experiencing severe symptoms and stressors due to cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and comorbid conditions. This accessible reference provides the art and science behind the whole-person and family approach to care by delivering the best practices to relieving a cancer patient’s symptoms across physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions. Unlike other resources, this book covers all dimensions of palliative care but with a special emphasis on primary palliative care. Part One of the handbook provides the essential background and principles of supportive oncology and palliative care, including chapters on understanding the adult and pediatric patient and family illness experience, the roles and responsibilities of the palliative care team, and the art of the palliative care assessment interview. Part Two covers symptom management and includes ten chapters considering the major physical and psychosocial symptoms a cancer patient may face—neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, psychiatric, sleep and fatigue, pain, and psychosocial and spiritual distress. Part Three addresses special considerations and issues that an oncologist, physician, nurse or other healthcare provider often face in these settings, including chapters on intimacy, sexuality, and fertility issues, grief and bereavement, running a family meeting, care for the caregiver, and survivorship.

Written by expert clinicians, this state-of-the-art handbook is a necessary resource for any oncologist, nurse, primary care physician, psychosocial expert, or related practitioner who endeavors to improve quality of life and provide healing to those suffering from cancer and its treatment.

Key Features:

  • Provides the binding principles of palliative care for pediatrics, adults and families from diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs
  • Easy-to-read format makes extracting content fast and convenient for both the clinical and educational setting
  • Guides the clinician and practitioner through the palliative care assessment process, including the appropriate questions for the palliative care interview
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to psychosocial and spiritual care
  • Includes access to the fully searchable downloadable eBook

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 21, 2018
  • Page Count 250
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826128249

Table of Contents 

Part 1: The Whole-Person Approach to Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care

Chapter One: Understanding the Adult Cancer Patient and Caregiver Perspective – The Illness Experience:

Kim Mooney-Doyle

Chapter Two: Understanding the Pediatric Cancer Patient and Caregiver Perspective – The Illness Experience

Kathryn Detwiler, Brian Detwiler, Deborah Fisher, Katherine Patterson Kelly

Chapter Three: Principles of Palliative Care: Across Age Groups, Settings, and Cultures

Meaghann Weaver

Chapter Four: The Palliative Care Team and Care Coordination – Healing Versus Curing

Lisa C. Lindley and Jessica Keim-Malpass

Chapter Five: The Palliative Care Assessment – Clinical Interview Questions for Adults and Children

Ann M. Berger, Lori Wiener, Najmeh Jafari, and Christina M. Puchalski

Part 2: Symptom Management of Advanced Cancer and Cancer Treatment

Chapter Six: Neurologic Symptom Management in the Advanced Brain and CNS Cancer Patient

Ann H. Lichtenstein

Chapter Seven: Heart Failure in Adults and Children with Oncologic Disease

David Steinhorn

Chapter Eight: Pulmonary Symptom Management jn Adults and Children with Oncologic Disease

David Steinhorn and Julia Cheringal

Chapter Nine: Gastrointestinal Symptom Management in Adults and Childrens with Oncologic Disease

Shana S. Jacobs and Gleynora GilBhrigde

Chapter Ten: Genitourinary Symptom Management in Adults and Childrens with Oncologic Disease

Michael H. Hsieh, Jeffrey Villanueva, and Monika Gasiorek

Chapter Eleven: Psychiatric Symptom Management in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients: Anxiety, Delirium, and Depression

Ann H. Lichtenstein, Anna B. Jolliffe, and Rezvan Ameli

Chapter Twelve: Sleep Disorders, Fatigue, and Sleep Deprivation Management in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Meaghann Weaver and Jill Bechaz

Chapter Thirteen: Cancer Pain and its Treatment

Sarah M. Verga, Andrew Whitman, Kevin Adams, and Ambereen K. Mehta

Chapter Fourteen: Drug-Related Endocrine System Disruption and Management in Palliative Cancer Care

Ashley Anderson and Jaydira Del Rivero

Chapter Fifteen: Psychosocial and Spiritual Distress in the Advanced Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patient

Laura Hofmann, Rita Manfredi, Robert Kaiser, Najmeh Jafari, and Christina M. Puchalski

Part 3: Supportive Oncology and Quality of Life Considerations for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Chapter Sixteen: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Fertility Issues Associated with Cancer Treatment

Tara Berman

Chapter Seventeen: Caregiver and Family Grief and Bereavement (including anticipatory and complicated)

Rachel Ombres, Karen Baker, Lori Wiener

Chapter Eighteen: Running a Family Meeting with the Palliative Care Team

Juanita L. Smith, Margaret M. Mahon, and Shana Jacobs

Chapter Nineteen: Caring for the Family Caregiver of Cancer Patients

Lori Wiener, Margaret Bevans, Amy Garee, and Allison Applebaum

Chapter Twenty: Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship

Rebecca Berger and M. Jennifer Cheng

Chapter Twenty-One: Palliative and End of Life Care for Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Victoria D. Powell and Anne Watson

Chapter Twenty-Two: Advanced Care Planning for Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Katarin Eve Roth and Maureen E. Lyon