Caregiving: A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for the Person with Cancer at Home / Edition 1

Caregiving: A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for the Person with Cancer at Home / Edition 1

by Peter Houts, Julia Bucher
     
 

ISBN-10: 094423545X

ISBN-13: 9780944235454

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: American Cancer Society, Incorporated


This helpful guide responds to the changing needs and challenges people with chronic illnesses face and offers support though the myriad situations they may encounter, from physical and emotional conditions to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers. Including a list of resources for caregivers, this revised edition is an indispensable resource…  See more details below

Overview


This helpful guide responds to the changing needs and challenges people with chronic illnesses face and offers support though the myriad situations they may encounter, from physical and emotional conditions to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers. Including a list of resources for caregivers, this revised edition is an indispensable resource that will help to manage the everyday challenges that come with caring for a patient in the home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944235454
Publisher:
American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
How to Use This Bookx
How to Read the Chaptersx
A Six-Step Approach to Problem Solvingxi
Cancer Treatments1
Surgery3
Chemotherapy7
Radiation Therapy12
Biological Therapies18
Hormone Therapy20
Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants22
Clinical Trials27
Paying for Treatments28
Managing Care31
Understanding Caregiving32
Helping Children Understand46
Coordinating Care from One Treatment Setting to Another62
Getting Help from Community Agencies and Volunteer Groups69
Getting Information from Medical Staff78
Emotional Conditions87
Anxiety88
Depression100
Physical Conditions115
Appetite116
Bleeding127
Cancer Pain135
Confusion and Seizures158
Constipation165
Diarrhea174
Fever and Infections181
Mouth Conditions190
Nausea and Vomiting202
Skin Conditions211
Vein Conditions (Needle Sticks)221
Living with Cancer and Cancer Treatments229
Hair Loss230
Lymphedema235
Mobility (Moving Around the House)242
Ostomies and Prostheses247
Sexual Conditions254
Tiredness and Fatigue263
Appendix270
Resource Guide271
Glossary279
Index285

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