Description: Part of the Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference series, this book focuses on the key elements of the wide ranging topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise summary of the many issues and treatment options clinicians may consider when assessing cancer patients. This is a worthy objective given the increasing number of cancer survivors and their need for rehabilitation services.
Audience: Rehabilitation clinicians are the intended audience. The book is appropriate for readers in all stages of education and practice, including students, residents, and those already in practice who may not have extensive experience treating cancer patients.
Features: This book covers the majority of issues that a rehabilitation clinician may encounter when assessing a cancer patient, including the approach, the evaluation, and impairments unique to this population. Despite covering an extensive range of topics, the book does not overburden readers with information. The structure of the chapters with bulleted information enables a quick and easy read on a particular topic.
Assessment: There are larger encyclopedia type references that cover similar topics, but I am not aware of another book that succinctly covers the extensive range of topics unique to cancer rehabilitation. I will be recommending this book to students, residents, and colleagues as an introduction to the rehabilitation evaluation and treatment of cancer patients.