Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery: What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do

Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery: What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do

by Stewart B. Fleishman MD

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Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery presents the first comprehensive program to guide the recovery from cancer and its treatment. The Manual helps you, other practitioners, and your staff members plan early intervention and promote healing right from the start, before distressing symptoms begin. Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery teaches how to guide patients and families in setting up a simple plan that minimizes treatment's unwanted effects, how to coordinate with other clinicians involved in the patient's management; and how to develop a directed survivorship program in your practice. Divided into three sections, the book covers what everyone needs to know about survivorship, how to implement effective and enduring care, and how to work with patients utilizing The LEARN System (Living, Education, Activity, Rest, Nutrition) that Dr. Fleishman developed.

Manual also includes easy-to-use forms that patients may complete even before the initial consultation and post-treatment survivorship care plans for primary care providers.

Whether used independently or in conjunction with Dr. FleishmanÌs patient-focused companion book Learn to Live Through Cancer, the Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery enables the oncology care team to anticipate patient and family needs even before they arise.

The Manual will help you to:

  • Organize recovery plans during treatment to improve quality of life
  • Develop an innovative system to minimize loss of vital energy, lean body mass, and distress before they happen
  • Develop a survivorship program for your practice
  • Coordinate oncology care with specialists and primary care providers
  • Integrate end-of-life issues into the care trajectory
  • Improve patient care during and after treatment
  • Nurture your patientsÌ recovery preventively and systematically

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Reviewer: Andrea F Cox, RN, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This is a guide to help healthcare providers improve communication with their patients about their experience throughout the cancer treatment process.
Purpose: The purpose is to get healthcare providers to think about survivorship as they guide their patients though the initial diagnosis of cancer, treatment, and recovery. It also discusses how patients can be involved in their own recovery, beginning with the initial diagnosis, by using the LEARN (Living, Education, Activity, Rest, Nutrition) system.
Audience: The intended audience is providers, both midlevels and physicians, treating patients with cancer. Nurses and support staff also would benefit from this information and point of view.
Features: This book addresses the important issues of survivorship, with an emphasis on starting recovery right from the initial diagnosis. Several helpful worksheets for patients help them focus on what is important to them and how to communicate that to the health professionals guiding their care.
Assessment: This is a nice reminder to healthcare providers to focus on recovery even as their patients are just beginning treatment. As cancer patients are surviving longer and longer, their quality of life after treatment becomes that much more important.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617050619
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 9 MB

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