Rehabilitation and palliation of cancer patients
Descriptif détaillé : Rehabilitation and palliation of cancer patients
To improve quality of life for cancer patients has been the endeavour of the author for the past 25 years in rehabilitation and palliation. This goal is the guiding theme throughout the book. The book contains experiences of the author and specific instructions how to assess, treat, and evaluate rehabilitation and palliation in cancer patients.
To maintain quality of life is an important challenge not only for health aftercare service, but also in palliative and terminal situations. Rehabilitation and palliation have become an essential part of modern comprehensive cancer care. There are many excellent text books in cancer management which provide therapeutic recommendations thereby influencing the disease. However, this book focuses on improving well being of cancer patient versus curative measures.
Quality of life is now the second parameter after survival used to evaluate the effectiveness of first line oncologial therapies and is still the first parameter of most therapies in the case of recurrence. Goals such as reduction of physical symptoms, emotional stabilisation, and maintenance of daily activities are pre-eminent and are the focus of the book.