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Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery

SKU# 9781936287314

What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do

Author: Stewart B. Fleishman MD


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Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery presents the first comprehensive program to guide the recovery from cancer and its treatment. The Manual helps you, other practitioners, and your staff members plan early intervention and promote healing right from the start, before distressing symptoms begin. Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery teaches how to guide patients and families in setting up a simple plan that minimizes treatment's unwanted effects, how to coordinate with other clinicians involved in the patient's management and how to develop a directed survivorship program in your practice. Divided into three sections, the book covers what everyone needs to know about survivorship, how to implement effective and enduring care, and how to work with patients utilizing The LEARN System (Living, Education, Activity, Rest, Nutrition) that Dr. Fleishman developed.

Manual also includes easy-to-use forms that patients may complete even before the initial consultation and post-treatment survivorship care plans for primary care providers.

Whether used independently or in conjunction with Dr. FleishmanÃs patient-focused companion book Learn to Live Through Cancer, the Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery enables the oncology care team to anticipate patient and family needs even before they arise.

The Manual will help you to:

  • Organize recovery plans during treatment to improve quality of life
  • Develop an innovative system to minimize loss of vital energy, lean body mass, and distress before they happen
  • Develop a survivorship program for your practice
  • Coordinate oncology care with specialists and primary care providers
  • Integrate end-of-life issues into the care trajectory
  • Improve patient care during and after treatment
  • Nurture your patients√É recovery preventively and systematically

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 14, 2011
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287314
  • EISBN 9781617050619

About The Author(s) 

"Stewart Fleishman, MD is currently the Director of Cancer Supportive Services at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Continuum Hospice Care-Jacob Perlow Hospice. He is actively involved in research focused on quality of life and symptom control in people with cancer, and serves on national committees dedicated to this work. Originally specializing in psychiatry, Dr. Fleishman maintains a practice focused on pain management, symptom control and palliative care. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology, which gives him a very unique perspective into the field."

Table of Contents 

"Foreword, Mark S. Persky, MD, Preface, Acknowledgments, A Few Words About Language, Introduction: How to Use This Book and Why It Is Important to You, SECTION I What You Need To Know About Survivorship: 1. Emerging Needs of Survivorship: Beyond The Institute of Medicine Report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition 2. Early Intervention to Improve Treatment Outcomes SECTION II Implementing Effective Survivorship Care In Practice: 3. Apply Survivorship Tools Early in Care 4. Comorbidities and Cancer Survivorship 5. Easing Communication in Multiprovider Management 6. Effectively Managing the Transitional Points in Care SECTION III Working With Your Patients: 7. Tools for Survivorship The LEARN System: Living, Education, Activity, Rest, Nutrition 8. The LEARN System Components: Finding Meaning and Purpose to Sustain Oneself During Treatment (""Living"") 9. The LEARN System Components: Knowing About Cancer and Its Treatment Eases Uncertainty (""Education"") 10. The LEARN System Components: Maintaining Activity During Treatment Improves Outcomes (""Activity"" and Exercise) 11. The LEARN System Components: Resting and Sleeping Effectively Furthers Recovery (""Rest"" and Sleep) 12. The LEARN System Components: Maintaining Optimal Nutrition Eases Time in Treatment and Recovery (""Nutrition"") 13. Giving Forward, PATIENT AND FAMILY WORKSHEETS: What Is Important to Me, Family History Form, Important Revelations to My Treatment Team, Questions I Want Answered, My Weekly Recovery Planner: Using The LEARN System, Distress Thermometer, My Recovery Plan Communicator Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung or Esophageal Cancer, Colon, Rectal, Stomach, or Pancreatic Cancer, Ovarian, Cervical, or Uterine Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney or Bladder Cancer, Brain or Spinal Cord Cancer, Journal Page: Charting My Course, Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding), What I Am Supposed to Be Eating or Drinking When I Can't Eat Anything, Trusted Internet Sites, Your Personal Health Record: General Template, PHR: Brain or Spinal Cord Cancer, PHR: Breast Cancer, PHR: Colorectal or Gastric Cancer, PHR: Gynecologic Cancer, PHR: Head and Neck Cancers, PHR: Hepatobiliary Cancer, PHR: Kidney or Bladder Cancer, PHR: Leukemia, PHR: Lung Cancer, PHR: Lymphomas, PHR: Myeloma, PHR: Pancreatic Cancer, PHR: Prostate Cancer, Contents v PHR: Sarcoma, PHR: Testicular Cancer, PHR: Thymoma, My Personal Affairs, Journal Page: My Bucket List, Five Wishes, References, Index"