Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care 2nd Edition PDF Download

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by Jill Cooper (Editor)

Now in its second edition, this is the only book on occupational therapy in oncology and palliative care. It has been thoroughly updated, contains new chapters, and like the first edition will appeal to a range of allied health professionals working with patients with a life-threatening illness.
The book explores the nature of cancer and challenges faced by occupational therapists in oncology and palliative care. It discusses the range of occupational therapy intervention in symptom control, anxiety management and relaxation, and the management of breathlessness and fatigue.

The book is produced in an evidence-based, practical, workbook format with case studies. New chapters on creativity as a psychodynamic approach; outcome measures in occupational therapy in oncology and palliative care; HIV-related cancers and palliative care.

The death of Dame Cicely Saunders (in July 2005), the charismatic visionary behind the Hospice Movement, brought home to many of us both the importance of whatshe advocated and the remarkable, worldwide acceptance of the principles of palliative care. From modest beginnings in 1967 there are now, in 2005, more than 8000 palliative careservices worldwide, more than 20 academic professorial chairs, countless undergraduate and postgraduate qualifi cations available, and more than 300 multiprofessional research projects on the go at any one time. In the United Kingdom alone there are 217 in-patient palliative care units, 356 community palliative care services, 258 day care units and 83 hospital palliative care teams.
At the heart of each one, whatever the type of service, are the patients and their loved ones. Each hopes for cure or if cure is unrealistic, for a life worth living, a life that they and they alone can say has ‘quality’. It may not be a long life, any more than it might resemble their life before their illness but, for them, it is a life worth living – a life with as little dependency on others as possible, a life without suffering, a life with smiles and happy times shared with family and friends preferably in their own homes.
Palliative care provision has burgeoned, as we have seen, but it has changed in other ways since the fi rst edition of this book. No longer is it primarily concerned with oncology patients. Today hospital palliative care teams can expect to beinvited to see patients with advanced cardiac, respiratory, neurological and even infectious conditions. No longer will most be in the far advanced stages of illness. Some may still be under their care a year or more later, still spending muchof their time at home

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