Handbook Of Supportive And Palliative Radiation Oncology

Paperback | January 20, 2017

byMonica's Krishnan, Margarita Racsa, Hsiang-hsuan Michael Yu

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Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor. The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management. This handbook provides general guidelines and management recommendations for common clinical vignettes encountered by palliative radiation oncology practitioners and supported by palliative radiation oncology research. Concise references are cited to support treatment recommendation. Provides a quick reference for the busy clinician Details standard of care resources for researchers of palliative and supportive care Contains updated standards of care for palliative medicine and a list of common medications and dosages Includes a comprehensive index by symptom and condition to facilitate quick reference

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Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to d...

Monica Krishnan is an attending physician at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Centers at South Shore and Milford. She has developed a palliative radiation clinic at these community cancer centers, working in tandem with the Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) program at the main campus in Boston. She has a str...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128035234

ISBN - 13:9780128035238

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. SECTION 1: Palliative care approach:

1. The multidisciplinary nature of palliative radiation
2. Psychosocial /cultural/spiritual aspects of palliative care
3. Members of the multi-disciplinary team
4. Communication tools between team members
5. Communication tools with patient and family
6. Practical aspects of advanced care planning
III. SECTION 2: General management
7. Pain
8. Fatigue
9. GI: Nausea and anorexia
10. Mucositis
11. Dyspnea
12. Bleeding
13. Skin
14. Psychosocial: depression, anxiety
IV. SECTION 3: Site-specific symptom management
15. CNS
16. Spine
17. Bone (metastases)
18. Lung
19. GI/liver
20. GU/GYN
21. Head and Neck
Appendix: Palliative Care Toolkit
22. Prognostic Models
23. Common medications/dosages
24. Symptom assessment scores