American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving: The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home / Edition 2

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving: The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home / Edition 2

by Julia A. Bucher, Peter S. Houts, Terri Ades
     
 

Updated to provide the latest information, techniques, resources, and insights into caregiving, this practical guide offers manageable solutions to the many conditions and situations caregivers may face. From physical and emotional conditions, to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers this resource helps teach caregivers to take care of their own

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Updated to provide the latest information, techniques, resources, and insights into caregiving, this practical guide offers manageable solutions to the many conditions and situations caregivers may face. From physical and emotional conditions, to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers this resource helps teach caregivers to take care of their own needs as well as those of the person with cancer. Offering thorough, concise checklists, questions to ask the doctor, signs and symptoms to note, and where and when to turn for more help, this reference includes a comprehensive list of specific resources, as well as a large glossary of terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944235003
Publisher:
American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Series:
American Cancer Society Complete Guide t Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Managin Care
Chapter 1: Understanding Caregiving
Chapter 2: Helping Children Understand
Chapter 3: Coordinating Care from One Treatment Setting to Another
Chapter 4: Getting Help from Community Agencies and Volunteer Groups
Chapter 5: Getting Information from Medical Staff
Part II: Emotional Conditions
Chapter 6: Anxiety
Chapter 7: Depression
Part III: Physical Conditions
Chapter 8: Loss of Appetite
Chapter 9: Bleeding
Chapter 10: Cancer Pain
Chapter 11: Confusion and Seizures
Chapter 12: Constipation
Chapter 13: Diarrhea
Chapter 14: Fever and Infections
Chapter 15: Mouth Problems
Chapter 16: Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 17: Skin Problems
Chapter 18: Sleep
Chapter 19: Veins and Vein Punctures
Part IV: Living With Cancer and Cancer Treatments
Chapter 20: Hair Loss
Chapter 21: Lymphedema
Chapter 22: Mobility: Getting Around Safely
Chapter 23: Ostomies and Protheses
Chapter 24: Sexual Issues
Chapter 25: Tiredness and Fatigue
Part V: Cancer Treatments and Transitioning from Curing to Caring
Chatper 26: Surgery
Chapter 27: Radiation Therapy
Chapter 28: Chemotherapy
Chapter 29: Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants
Chapter 30: Targeted Therapies
Chapter 31: Biological Therapy
Chapter 32: Hormone Therapy
Chapter 33: Clinical Trials
Chapter 34: Paying for Treatments
Chapter 35: Transitioning from Curing to Caring
Appendix
ResourceGuide
Glossary
Index

Abby S. Bloch, Ph.D., R.D. executive

director, programs and research, the Robert & Veronica

Atkins Foundation, New York, NY.


Cynthia A. Thomson,

Ph.D., R.D.
associate professor, nutritional sciences,

University of Arizona.

Kathryn Hamilton, M.A.,

R.D., C.D.N.
Carol G. Simon Cancer

Center, Morristown, NJ.

Barbara Grant, M.S., R.D.

oncology nutritionist, St Alphonsus Regional

Medical cancer care center, Boise, ID.

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