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Author Forbat, Liz.

Title Better cancer care : a systematic approach to practice / Liz Forbat, Gill Hubbard, and Nora Kearney.

Imprint Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 166 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods: research methods, procedure and sample -- 3. Interpersonal relationships: the family experience of cancer and its impact on family systems -- 4. Relating to professionals -- 5. Relationships with others who have experience of cancer -- 6. Work and employment -- 7. Self and identity through cancer -- 8. Physical aspects of cancer care -- 9. social contexts of cancer -- 10. Implications and applications.
Summary "In Better Cancer Care: a systemic approach to practice the authors reposition thinking, practice and policy about cancer. They suggest that the illness and its impact are best understood in the wider context of people's whole lives and that treatment should move away from a purely disease and individualistic understanding. Based on their findings from the largest study of its kind, the authors describe the experiences of people who have recently been diagnosed with cancer." "At its core, this book proposes just one message: the experience of cancer does not just affect individuals. Though the disease resides in individuals, its effects are felt across far-reaching contexts and multiple relationships. Taking a systemic approach to cancer care means recognising the need to understand the entire context in which people experience and make sense of their illness; particularly their interconnectedness and interrelationships with others. In the case of cancer, this means broadening out from a patient-centred approach to embracing the wider context in which the illness is experienced, including the relational and social aspects of the impacts of cancer and cancer care." "The book highlights critical junctures where practice can be better geared to a systemic understanding. Crucially, this falls on demonstrating the pivotal role that wider relationship and social networks play. Building on their empirical research the book develops a theory of an enhanced culture of caring to strengthen services' abilities to support those diagnosed with cancer. The study has national and international relevance for professionals working in cancer care and, by extension, for all those treating people coping with life-limiting or life-threatening diseases." --Book Jacket.
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Cancer -- Social aspects.
Cancer -- Patients -- Treatment.
Cancer -- Patients -- Social conditions.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships. (OCoLC)fst00845422
Cancer -- Patients -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00845443
Cancer -- Patients -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00845445
Cancer -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00845519
Interpersonal Relations.
Patient Care.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Hubbard, Gill.
Kearney, Nora.
Other Form: Print version: Forbat, Liz. Better cancer care. Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press, 2009 9781906716097 (DLC) 2009504078 (OCoLC)461266670
ISBN 9781906716097 (electronic bk.)
1906716099 (electronic bk.)
9781906716653 (electronic bk.)
190671665X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612466526
DEBBG BV043068451
DEBSZ 421565322
GBVCP 803614330

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