Being a Cancer Patient's Carer : A Guide
This volume provides both the scientific and medical background to manipulation, as well as sound practical advice on how to carry out manipulative techniques. Manipulation is a now well-founded technique for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems, and especially back pain. The Royal College of General Practitioners has recommended manipulation as a therapy, as has the Clinical standards Advisory Group. Manipulation is now also part of the core training of rheumatologists. The text is accompanied with illustrations showing how to manipulate safely, and key references are provided throughout. The book should be of i nterest to all those interested in manipulatio, including rheumatologists, general practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 171 x 248 x 12.7mm | 476g
- 01 Feb 2005
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
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.
'It provides simple and sympathetic information and advice to help the carer do their best. The book's considerable charm is that it informs the carer about a diverse range of subjects in suitable depth and presentation. CANCER CARE NEWS'Wesley Finegan combines his specialist knowledge of palliative care with his own experience of being a cancer patient, and more recently of being a family carer himself, to produce a practical guide that will prove invaluable to anyone taking on the daunting task. Any professional who many be involved in the care of a patient with cancer would do well to read it.' TRIPLE HELIX'Ths guide is packed full of interesting bits of information. Written clearly and sensitively, carers of cancer patients will find it useful.' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE NURSING "The author's insight and knowledge became abundantly clear the more you read. It's a book you can delve into for answers to your specific needs. This is a very useful book for people affected by cancer." A Directory of Information Materials for People Affected by Cancer 10th edition
About Wesley C. Finegan
Part time Consultant in Medical Education to the Distance Learning Centre (Nursing and Palliative Care), University of Dundee and Part time Clinical Research Physician at Inveresk Research, Edinburgh, a cancer patient and a carer of a cancer patient