Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care by Jill Cooper

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Now in its moment variation, this can be the one publication on occupational treatment in oncology and palliative care. it's been completely up to date, comprises new chapters, and prefer the 1st version will entice quite a number allied overall healthiness pros operating with sufferers with a life-threatening illness.The booklet explores the character of melanoma and demanding situations confronted via occupational therapists in oncology and palliative care. It discusses the diversity of occupational treatment intervention in symptom keep an eye on, nervousness administration and rest, and the administration of breathlessness and fatigue.The e-book is produced in an evidence-based, sensible, workbook structure with case reviews. New chapters on creativity as a psychodynamic procedure; end result measures in occupational treatment in oncology and palliative care; HIV-related cancers and palliative care.

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Foley (2004) describes the multidimensional aspects of pain in both cancerrelated acute pain and cancer-related chronic pain syndromes. Acute pain is most likely to be associated with diagnostic and treatment interventions, for example, biopsies, chemotherapy and radiotherapy (Cherny and Portenoy, 1994). The chronic pain with which the occupational therapist is likely to become involved in advanced stage disease may be due to: • multiple bony metastases in any part of the skeletal system; • visceral pain from tumour infi ltration in the internal organs; 32 OT IN ONCOLOGY AND PALLIATIVE CARE • neuropathic pain from tumour infi ltration to nervous system; • post-chemotherapy, post-radiotherapy or post-surgical pain.

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