In this world Individual and families who face a diagnosis of cancer face varying levels of stress and emotional upset. Cancer can be a very isolating experience. Disease like cancer develops the feelings of depression, frustration, hopelessness, loneliness and restlessness in the patients. The economic burden on the patients and their families for cancer treatment may disturb their financial condition. The present study is intended to explore the social and psychological impact of cancer on the patients and their families. The sample will be drawn from the three hospitals namely Nishtar Hospital, Minnar Hospital and Children Complex in Multan. These three hospitals have been purposively selected where contact with cancer patients will be possible for the researcher. The sample size will be of 60 cancer patients and 60 their families.
The needs of cancer patients and their families are complex. Yet still more complex are the powerful social and cultural forces that shape the delivery of cancer care, and the way in which it experienced. Cancer Nursing: Care in Context addresses this by adopting a unique approach that situates cancer care in the context of society‘s attitudes to the disease, and the broader every-day needs of both patients and their carers. By combining evidenced-based information, a critical view of care and treatment, and ‘first-hand accounts’ of having cancer and caring for people with cancer, the book provides a new perspective how best to deliver the care that patients truly require. This second edition includes new chapters on prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, self-help and self-management, and living with cancer long-term. It also: • Addresses significant changes in cancer care, including expansion of nursing roles, the establishment of cancer networks and cancer collaborative projects • Considers NICE guidance on Supportive and Palliative care • Incorporates material on prevention and early detection • Includes evidence tables based on relevant literature Cancer Nursing: Care in Context is an invaluable resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.
Quality of life of breast cancer patients is a critical approach to the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life in breast cancer patients. The aim of this book is to assist breast cancer patients, their families and public to understand Quality of Life of breast cancer patients. It contains a comprehensive view of quality of life among breast cancer patients. This book describes what we mean by quality of life of breast cancer. It explores ideas about quality of life among real Malaysian breast cancer patients and describes their experiences through their own personal experiences in everyday life.
University has been proving as powerhouse for cultivating resources for innovative education to the students of diverse socio-cultural backgrounds after transformation from elite to mass. The fluctuating socioeconomic statuses of the families of the students have exerting its influence on the academic pursuit and quality of life. There involves various psycho-social and cultural factors behind their psychological vulnerabilities. As a result the students belonging to low socioeconomic status in higher institutions experience setback and nervous breakdown while staying at their residential accommodation as well as in university hostels. Hence, the main objective of the present study is to appraise the impact of socioeconomic status on the psychological wellbeing among boarders and non boarder’s boys and girls students, pursuing their higher education from Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla (India).
Lung cancer is the most deadly tumor, it causes more death than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined.Approximately 75% of patients with lung cancer will have locally advanced or metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis and it has been estimated that about 30% of patients will develop obstruction of the airways at some point in their disease and that about 30% will die from pulmonary complications such as hypoxemia, hemoptysis or postobstructive pneumonia. Advances in bronchoscopic tools and techniques have provided interventional pulmonologists with a wide array of therapeutic options that can be used individually or in combination to match the needs of all patients. It is well proven now that restoring central airway patency has a significant impact on symptoms, pulmonary function, quality of life, and in selected patients even on survival.
Towards the second half of last century some psychologists, upon observing an overwhelming emphasis on negative mood states in psychology, and recognizing the positive in human beings, started to explore into the scientific study of subjective well-being (SWB = happiness). Oftentimes, the cancer patients and caregivers (family members) are not completely merged in such experience on their own, but there is an interplay of cancer experience and its concerns, which mutually affects the patients and caregivers in terms of their SWB. Thus, this study on SWB (happiness) examined the range of well-being of cancer patients and their caregivers from misery to elation. This book can be a valuable contribution to know how cancerous cancer is, not only to the patients’ SWB but also to the caregivers’ SWB. It also deals with how they cope with their own life demands and draws guidelines that may be of help to professionals who are involved in counseling such population. This work enlightens the cancer patients on their situation and their multifaceted needs enabling caregivers to comprehend their family member in a positive light, improve caring skills and enter into cure-giving process.
Perspectives on Cancer Care is a unique collection of insights from contributors, based on their specific expertise and experience. It provides a range of perspectives on cancer care to inspire readers and encourage high-quality care through an enhanced understanding of patients' needs and carers' skills. The book presents a series of chapters highlighting different circumstances and approaches to the complex reality of cancer care. In each chapter the author presents their own picture of their experience of the individual's needs and the care required to address these needs, illustrating the particular sensitivity, trust, empathy and support required in the care of patients with cancer and their families. The holistic approach to total care is a prominent feature in cancer care and this is illustrated throughout the various chapters. This collection of perspectives on cancer care: highlights particular issues in the field encourages best practice draws on the expertise of specialist practitioners in the field of cancer care features a holistic approach to cancer care, illustrated through scenarios
This book examines how patient empowerment based on Internet information has impact on health care processes and patient – physician relationship. The process of empowerment is analyzed in three main steps; searching and obtaining information; sharing and discussing obtained information with providers; and involving decision making process. Study domain covers with breast cancer patients continuing their treatment in hospitals. In-depth interview methodology has been employed. Interviews are conducted in two settings: one is a university hospital; other is a state hospital of Ministry of Health. Sample size was 20 patients and 6 doctors. As result of study we observed that most of the breast cancer patients have low level of empowerment. This is mainly caused by perception of cancer and high level of anxiety of patients.
Fight cancer from the inside out Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies is your trusted, informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out. Designed for cancer patients and their families, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies focuses on foods best tolerated during—and that can ease side effects of—cancer treatment. It also offers advice for menu planning, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, and much more. Serves as a guide for cancer nutrition before, during, and after treatment Gives you a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through diet Offers advice on treatment as well as solutions to common side effects like dehydration, fatigue, and nausea Enables cancer patients to put their strongest foot forward when starting treatment Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies targets those dealing with cancer and the loved ones who take care of them, aiding both parties in alleviating some of the side effects of the cancer treatment through change in diet.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death among men and women world-wide with a 1 million deaths per year, exceeding the other three causes of cancer: breast, colon, and prostate. Eighty per cent of the lung cancers are from type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Knowing that more than 60% of NSCLCs express epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on their cells, this molecule has become an important target for determination of genetic mutations and its critical roles in the progression to metastatic stage of NSCLC. In the United States for example, about 15% of patients with NSCLC have mutations to the EGFR. This work provides a comprehensive view and wealth of background knowledge and molecular technology currently in use to establish the types and prevalence of EGFR mutations and their impact on NSCLC in local patients. The comparative investigation here has also revealed the correlation between gender and smoking in patients with NSCLC and found that there was a strong association between the incidence of NSCLC and smoking but not with gender. These data indicate that molecular testing of EGFR mutations would greatly benefit treating patients with NSCLC.
This new book by international experts in psycho-oncology has arisen from the teaching academies offered by the International Psycho-oncology Society. It distills the wisdom and experience from the training manuals dedicated to individual psychological therapies and combines them into an accessible handbook for clinicians in cancer care today. The editors have brought together leading researchers and therapists, who provide accounts of the prominent models of psychotherapy currently being used in cancer care, the key themes they address and the essential techniques needed to apply each approach successfully. Helpful clinical illustrations are woven throughout the book to make overt the strategies found in each model. Provides practical guidance about how to deliver a range of individual, group, couple and family interventions that have proven utility in cancer care. Describes comprehensively each model of psychotherapy as taught by experts delivering the International Psycho-Oncology Society’s Educational Academy on cancer care for patients and their families. Features practical suggestions on therapy delivery from the world’s leading proponents of each therapy. Serves as a valuable tool to assist teaching and to facilitate research into psychological interventions in oncology, palliative care and bereavement. Functions as a readily accessible resource for clinicians struggling to support someone effectively, through its provision of insight into the common challenges and traps that arise when providing patients with emotional support. This practical handbook will help not only psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers but also physicians, surgeons, general practitioners and nurses interested in better understanding and supporting the patients and families they care for.
The aim of this book is to focus on two of the major side effects that associated with chemotherapy use among solid cancer patients, which are (anemia and thrombocytopenia), also it will provide all the information that medical staff need on these major side effects and their treatment. This book will also be helpful to researchers working in this field by providing them suitable and sufficient information on which they can develop research projects and which they can use to explain their results.
The contents of this book are useful to understand how a systematic random sampling provides a valid information on assessing cancer from the population perspective. The purpose of this survey was to describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices towards cancer prevention, early detection and care in a representative sample of the population in Jordan. The survey tool probes a multitude of aspects in order to comprehensively evaluate population perceptions regarding cancer. The findings of this study help in providing comprehensive and high quality care to healthy individuals and patients with cancer and their families. Furthermore, this study warrants appropriate actions to be taken by relevant parties such as healthcare providers, outreach specialists, and policy-makers.
Patient counseling has always been an integral part of a clinical pharmacists job.The counseling was carried out in a rural hospital in Southern India where the patients were newly exposed to the pharmacists counseling. This work has been carried out to study the impact of a Clinical pharmacist counseling. A total of 59 patients were enrolled in the study out of which the complete data was obtained from 51 patients. The study was carried out using a questionnaire and its respective scoring technique. The results were obtained and analyzed statistically. The study showed that there was a positive impact of counseling on the quality of life in patients. The counseling aided the patients in better understanding of their disease and importance of their medication adherence which eventually reduced the frequency of their symptoms and emergency room visits.