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Supportive Oncology [electronic resource]

Mellar P. Davis ... [and others]
EBook; Book; Online
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.
9781437710151, 1437710158, 9781437735949, 1437735940
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Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients₁ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate.
  • Section 1. Management of treatment-related adverse effects
  • section 2. Management of tumor-related symptoms
  • section 3. Management of complications in the palliative setting
  • section 4. Rehabilitation and survivorship
  • section 5. Communication and decision making
  • section 6. Psychosocial oncology.
1 online resource (xvi, 655 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • "Expert consult"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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