Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care / Edition 1

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This timely publication encourages occupational therapists to develop their analytical skills and problem-solving abilities in assessing each case and arriving at the most appropriate care solutions.Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, OT, Oncology

Discusses dilemmas in oncology & palliative care, OT in stress mgmt, pediatric oncology, neuro-oncology, day care.

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"I would recommend this practical text to both students and professionals in the field."  (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861560155
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/7/1997
  • Series: Exc Business And Economy (Whurr) Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Cooper has been head occupational therapist for 13 years at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the largest cancer centre in Europe and world-renowned for its research and treatment of cancer. She has published articles with colleagues on different aspects of clinical areas within oncology and palliative care including radiation-induced brachial plexopathy, outcome measures and specifics of working practice in palliative care. She works alongside other medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals to ensure patients in oncology and palliative care receive the highest standard of care available.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What Is Cancer? 1
Ch. 2 Dilemmas Faced by Occupation Therapists Working in Oncology and Palliative Care 13
Ch. 3 Principles of Occupational Therapy Intervention 33
Ch. 4 Occupational Therapy in Specific Symptom Control and Dysfunction 59
Ch. 5 Occupational Therapy in Fatigue and Energy Conservation 87
Ch. 6 Occupational Therapy in Stress and Anxiety Management 99
Ch. 7 Occupational Therapy in Paediatric Oncology 115
Ch. 8 Occupational Therapy in Neuro-Oncology 133
Ch. 9 Returning Home 149
Ch. 10 Occupational Therapy in Hospices and Day Care 169
Ch. 11 Models of Practice and Problem-Orientated Medical Records in Occupational Therapy 187
Ch. 12 Occupational Therapy Standards and Auditing 201
Appendices 228
Glossary 280
Index 283
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