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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]

Author Forbat, Liz.
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Cancer -- Social aspects.
Cancer -- Patients -- Treatment.
Cancer -- Patients -- Social conditions.
Interpersonal Relations.
Patient Care.
Alt Name Hubbard, Gill.
Kearney, Nora.
Description 1 online resource (x, 166 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781906716097 (electronic bk.)
1906716099 (electronic bk.)
9781906716653 (electronic bk.)
190671665X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612466526
OCLC # 743324921
Additional Format Print version: Forbat, Liz. Better cancer care. Edinburgh : Dunedin Academic Press, ©2009 9781906716097 (DLC) 2009504078 (OCoLC)461266670

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