Being a Cancer Patient's Carer: A Guide

Being a Cancer Patient's Carer: A Guide

by Wesley Finegan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857756388
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Preparing to be a carer: plans, promises and pledges. Befriending the patient. Taking time for yourself. Taking responsibility for the patient's personal affairs. Financial issues associated with being a carer. Part 2: Plain speaking: communication. The patient has been given bad news. You know the patient has cancer before they do. Avoiding collusion with the patient. Part 3: Practical problems: patient has a poor appetite. Breathlessness. Chemotherapy. The patient is confused. The patient is depressed. The patient is having radiotherapy. The patient's skin is at risk. Part 4: Psychological, social and spiritual issues. The patient is dying. A further examination of the body has been ordered. Coping with bereavement. Glossary of medical terms. Useful organizations.

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