This is the second book in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. In gynaecology there are a number of symptoms which cause great distress to the individual and their families, and perplexity to the physicians and nurses caring for them. This volume covers the management of incurable disease for each of the most common cancers followed by a review of the most difficult symptoms that are encountered in this tumor group. Contributors provide scientific background to symptom-control chapters, with an indication of the sources and evidence for their advice.
Specialists in palliative care and oncology setings, working in the acute sector and in hospices, will find this book invaluable. It will also appeal to consultants as well as specialist registrars, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in palliative care, oncology and gynaecology.
I enjoyed reading this book because it was written for health professionals who face patients with gynaecological cancer and not only for palliative care specialists. (...) I welcome this book to the series and congratulate the authors, who show and skill in providing emotional and medical support in pursuit of the well-being of suffering patients. Hospice Information Bulletin The main strength of the book is its emphasis on practical issues and a multidisciplinary approach to patient management ... It was particularly refreshing to see emphasis on the appropriateness of various interventions depending on the patient's goals, life expectancy and the likelihood of improving quality of life ... In summary, this book was informative and easy to read ... The book would serve as a very useful starting point for all members of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients with gynaecological malignancies. Palliative Medicine, 19 ... an excellent resource for anybody who deals with advanced gynaecological cancer ... The authors discuss the wide range of causes and offer numerous excellent suggestions for management ... I discovered a helpful text to which I shall be referring many times in the future. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol 97 This book contains a wealth of information pertinent to the good symptomatic care of patients with advanced gynaecological malignancy and will be a welcome addition to the palliative care unit bookshelf. IAHPC Website
Series: Palliative Care Consultations
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.34