Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Paperback | November 15, 2007

EditorJennifer Barraclough

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Around one in three people in the western world will develop cancer at some stage in life and complementary therapies are increasingly being used alongside orthodox treatments as part of the 'integrative' approach to cancer care. Enhancing Cancer Care is a practical, evidence-based guide tocomplementary cancer therapies, also described as natural or holistic therapies. More and more patients are turning to these therapies as there is now considerable evidence that they can help with symptom-control and quality-of-life, and that some may also extend survival. Complementary therapiescan also provide the patient with a greater sense of control regarding the management of their illness. From the editor of Integrated Cancer Care, this new title provides detailed commentary on a broad range of complementary therapies and features practical advice on how to implement therapies toenhance current practice. The first part of the book deals with the general principles behind complementary therapies and the factors driving their growing popularity, the challenges of evaluating their benefits and unwanted effects, and experience of using them in oncology units, hospices, the private sector and primarycare. The second part includes chapters on specific interventions, including complementary therapies such as acupuncture and aromatherapy massage; lifestyle modifications through diet and exercise; creative therapies using art and music; and psychological and spiritual support for individuals andgroups. These chapters provide descriptions of the therapies, a summary of the evidence for their benefits in cancer care, and illustrative case histories. The emphasis throughout this book is on enhancing practice; that is, using the therapies alongside conventional medicine, rather than as alternatives to it.

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Around one in three people in the western world will develop cancer at some stage in life and complementary therapies are increasingly being used alongside orthodox treatments as part of the 'integrative' approach to cancer care. Enhancing Cancer Care is a practical, evidence-based guide tocomplementary cancer therapies, also describe...

Jennifer Barraclough qualified in medicine from Somerville College, Oxford, in 1970 and over the next 30 years held various clinical and academic posts in the UK, gaining experience in radiation oncology, family medicine, general psychiatry and palliative care settings. During the 1990s she carried out MRC-funded research in psycho-on...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019929755X

ISBN - 13:9780199297559

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1 Principles and settings1. Jennifer Barraclough: Introducing the holistic approach to cancer care2. Janet Richardson and Karen Pilkington: Evaluating complementary therapies3. Teresa E Young: The oncology setting4. Nigel A Hartley: The hospice setting5. Sara R Miller and Ruth Sewell: The work of an independent cancer help centre6. Elena J Ladas and Kara M Kelly: Childhood cancer7. Catherine Zollman: Choice and co-ordination of therapies: the family doctor as guide2 ABC of therapies8. Beverley de Valois: Acupuncture9. Jacqui Stringer: Aromatherapy10. Paola Luzzatto and Bonnie Gabriel: Art therapy11. Jennifer Barraclough: Bach Flower Remedies12. James Brennan: Counselling: distress, transitions and relationships13. Margaret L McNeely and Kerry S Courneya: Exercise14. Barbara Lubrano di Ciccone, Tiffany D Floyd and David W Kissane: Group support15. Diane O'Connell: Healing16. Doreen Oneschuk, Jawaid Younus and Heather Boon: Herbal medicine17. Elizabeth A Thompson: Homeopathy18. Jacqui Stringer and Peter A Mackereth: Massage19. Joanne V Loewy: Music therapy20. Elizabeth Butler: Nutrition21. Peter A Mackereth and Clive S O'Hara: Reflexology22. Leslie G Walker, Donald M Sharp, Andrew A Walker and Mary B Walker: Relaxation, visualisation and hypnotherapy23. Alastair J Cunningham and Claire VI Edmonds: The spiritual dimension