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Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care

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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

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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 13, 2018
  • Page Count 341
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826128249
  • EISBN 9780826128287

Table of Contents 




I. The Whole-Person Approach to Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care

1. Understanding the Adult Cancer Patient and Caregiver Perspective—The Illness Experience

Kim Mooney-Doyle

2. Understanding the Pediatric Cancer Patient and Caregiver Perspective—The Illness Experience

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

3. Principles of Palliative Care: Across Age Groups, Settings, and Cultures

Meaghann Weaver

4. The Palliative Care Team and Care Coordination—Healing Versus Curing

Lisa C. Lindley and Jessica Keim-Malpass

5. The Palliative Care Assessment—Clinical Interview Questions for Adults and Children

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

II. Symptom Management of Advanced Cancer and Cancer Treatment

6. Neurologic Symptom Management in the Advanced Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Patient

Ann H. Lichtenstein

7. Heart Failure in Adults and Children With Oncologic Disease

Julia Cheringal and David M. Steinhorn

8. Pulmonary Symptom Management in Adults and Children With Oncologic Disease

David M. Steinhorn

9. Gastrointestinal Symptom Management in Adults and Children With Oncologic Disease

Shana S. Jacobs, Gleynora J. GilBhrighde, Margaret M. Mahon, and Catriona Mowbray

10. Genitourinary Symptom Management in Adults and Children With Oncologic Disease

Michael H. Hsieh, Jeffrey Villanueva, and Monika Gasiorek

11. Psychiatric Symptom Management in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients: Anxiety, Delirium, and Depression

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

12. Sleep Disorders, Fatigue, and Sleep Deprivation Management in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Meaghann Weaver and Jill Bechaz

13. Cancer Pain and Its Treatment

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

14. Drug-Related Endocrine System Disruption and Management in Palliative Cancer Care

Ashley Anderson and Jaydira Del Rivero

15. Psychosocial and Spiritual Distress in the Advanced Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patient

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

III.    Supportive Oncology and Quality of Life Considerations for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

16. Intimacy, Sexuality, and Fertility Issues Associated With Cancer Treatment

Tara Berman

17. Caregiver and Family Grief and Bereavement (Including Anticipatory and Complicated)

Rachel Ombres, Karen Baker, and Lori Wiener

18. Running a Family Meeting With the Palliative Care Team

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

19. Caring for the Family Caregiver of Cancer Patients

Lori Wiener, Margaret Bevans, Amy M. Garee, and Allison J. Applebaum

20. Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship

Rebecca Berger and M. Jennifer Cheng

21. Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Victoria D. Powell and Anne Watson

22. Advance Care Planning for Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

Katalin Eve Roth and Maureen E. Lyon