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Caregiving A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for the Person with Cancer at Home

ISBN-10: 094423545X

ISBN-13: 9780944235454

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Peter S. Houts, Julia Bucher

List price: $18.95
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Description:

This practical guide offers manageable solutions to the many conditions and situations caregivers may face, from physical and emotional conditions, dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers, to taking care of their own needs as well as those of the person with cancer. Easy to use, this handy reference offers thorough, concise checklists, questions to ask, signs and symptoms to note, and where to turn for more help. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Julia A. Bucher, RN, Ph.D. and Peter S. Houts, Ph.D. are both professor emeritus of Behavioral Science and Medicine at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA.

Preface
How to Use This Book
How to Read the Chapters
A Six-Step Approach to Problem Solving
Cancer Treatments
Surgery
Chemotherapy
Radiation Therapy
Biological Therapies
Hormone Therapy
Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants
Clinical Trials
Paying for Treatments
Managing Care
Understanding Caregiving
Helping Children Understand
Coordinating Care from One Treatment Setting to Another
Getting Help from Community Agencies and Volunteer Groups
Getting Information from Medical Staff
Emotional Conditions
Anxiety
Depression
Physical Conditions
Appetite
Bleeding
Cancer Pain
Confusion and Seizures
Constipation
Diarrhea
Fever and Infections
Mouth Conditions
Nausea and Vomiting
Skin Conditions
Vein Conditions (Needle Sticks)
Living with Cancer and Cancer Treatments
Hair Loss
Lymphedema
Mobility (Moving Around the House)
Ostomies and Prostheses
Sexual Conditions
Tiredness and Fatigue
Appendix
Resource Guide
Glossary
Index