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Author Brennan, James.

Title Cancer in context : a practical guide to supportive care / James Brennan in collaboration with Clare Moynihan.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  362.196994 BREN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford medical publications.
Oxford medical publications.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Human context 1 -- Human nature 3 -- Catastrophe of cancer 16 -- What helps people with cancer? 35 -- Quality of life 38 -- 2 Personal context 47 -- Changed lives 47 -- Expectations about illness 49 -- Shock of diagnosis 51 -- Denial and avoidance 53 -- Delays to diagnosis 56 -- 'Why me?'-the meaning of cancer 57 -- Coping with treatment 60 -- Relationship with the healthcare team 61 -- Practical concerns 63 -- Relationships with family and friends 65 -- Impact on self 68 -- Hope 71 -- Body 73 -- Existential beliefs 77 -- Ending treatment 80 -- Living with uncertainty 82 -- 3 Other people 91 -- What is social support and why is it important? 92 -- Family context 98 -- Partner relationships 113 -- Caring 134 -- 4 Social context 147 -- Background and introduction 148 -- Social class 152 -- Gender 158 -- Homeless people 172 -- Defining 'homelessness' 173 -- Ethnicity 178 -- Defining 'race', 'culture', and 'ethnicity' 178 -- Ethnicity and giving support: communication, advocacy, and interpreters 189 -- An interpreter 190 -- An advocate 191 -- Refugees and asylum seekers 194 -- 5 Clinical context 207 -- General practice 208 -- Diagnosis 211 -- Surgery 214 -- Radiotherapy 226 -- Chemotherapy and hormone therapy 231 -- Common treatment difficulties 242 -- Rehabilitation 262 -- Recurrence 266 -- Palliative care 267 -- Bereavement care 277 -- 6 Communication 295 -- Communication and ethics 298 -- Information 302 -- Staff-patient relationships 309 -- Patient-centred communication 315 -- Eliciting concerns 320 -- Specific communication issues 330 -- Professional issues in communication 353 -- 7 Professional context 363 -- Stress and burnout in healthcare professionals 365 -- Cancer professionals 368 -- Preventing burnout and reducing stress 380 -- User-involvement 386 -- Voluntary support 387 -- Complementary therapy and alternative medicine 389 -- 1 Common self-report questionnnaires 399 -- 2 Managing the stress of cancer: a psychosocial guide for people with cancer 407.
Other author Moynihan, Clare.
Subject Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
Cancer -- Patients -- Care.
Cancer -- Patients -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0198515251 (paperback) £29.95