For more than twenty years, the Comprehensive Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer has been the go-to resource for practicing oncology and palliative care clinicians. This fourth edition provides physicians and patients and their families with information and advice for alleviating the suffering of cancer patients and their loved ones. Drawing on the work of experts who have developed revolutionary approaches to symptom management and palliative care, Dr. Abrahm and her coauthors illustrate how to help patients and families understand their prognosis, communicate their care preferences, and minimize their distress.
This edition reflects important updates in the field while addressing the informational needs of a broader market of health care providers, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and bereavement counselors. It features three new chapters - "Spiritual Care in Palliative Care," "Psychological Considerations," and "Bereavement" - as well as specific guidelines about
- advance care planning at all phases of cancer
- understanding complex family dynamics and communication challenges
- special considerations to take into account for LGBTQ+ patients and their loved ones
- caring for patients who have a serious mental illness along with a cancer diagnosis
- nonpharmacologic management of pain.
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