Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Author:   Jennifer Barraclough (Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, Auckland, New Zealand; former Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780199297559


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 September 2007
Format:   Paperback
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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 to complementary 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 therapies can 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 to enhance 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 primary care. 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 and groups. 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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Author:   Jennifer Barraclough (Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner, Auckland, New Zealand; former Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.484kg
ISBN:  

9780199297559


ISBN 10:   019929755
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 September 2007
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1 Principles and settings 1: Jennifer Barraclough: Introducing the holistic approach to cancer care 2: Janet Richardson and Karen Pilkington: Evaluating complementary therapies 3: Teresa E Young: The oncology setting 4: Nigel A Hartley: The hospice setting 5: Sara R Miller and Ruth Sewell: The work of an independent cancer help centre 6: Elena J Ladas and Kara M Kelly: Childhood cancer 7: Catherine Zollman: Choice and co-ordination of therapies: the family doctor as guide 2 ABC of therapies 8: Beverley de Valois: Acupuncture 9: Jacqui Stringer: Aromatherapy 10: Paola Luzzatto and Bonnie Gabriel: Art therapy 11: Jennifer Barraclough: Bach Flower Remedies 12: James Brennan: Counselling: distress, transitions and relationships 13: Margaret L McNeely and Kerry S Courneya: Exercise 14: Barbara Lubrano di Ciccone, Tiffany D Floyd and David W Kissane: Group support 15: Diane O'Connell: Healing 16: Doreen Oneschuk, Jawaid Younus and Heather Boon: Herbal medicine 17: Elizabeth A Thompson: Homeopathy 18: Jacqui Stringer and Peter A Mackereth: Massage 19: Joanne V Loewy: Music therapy 20: Elizabeth Butler: Nutrition 21: Peter A Mackereth and Clive S O'Hara: Reflexology 22: Leslie G Walker, Donald M Sharp, Andrew A Walker and Mary B Walker: Relaxation, visualisation and hypnotherapy 23: Alastair J Cunningham and Claire VI Edmonds: The spiritual dimension

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As more and more patients use or ask about complementary therapies, there is a need for doctors and other health care professionals in oncology and palliative care to be informed or at least have access to a resource like this. Roger Woodruff, ...this book provides a clear and honest account of the role of complementary therapies, although this field of medicine is still in its scientific infancy. This book would be a worthy addition to both oncology and palliative care libraries. Roger Woodruff,


Author Information

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-oncology; one project revealed a high frequency of unrecognised depression among patients with lung cancer, and another indicated that stressful life events did not significantly influence prognosis for patients with breast cancer. From 1991 to 2000 she was Consultant in Psychological Medicine and Director of Psycho-oncology at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, involved with teaching and staff support as well as direct patient care. During this time she undertook training in various methods of complementary healing. She now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, and works part-time as a Bach Flower practitioner, life coach and seminar presenter.

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