ISBN-13: 978-1933864334

Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice 1st Edition

by Michael Stubblefield MD (Author), Michael O'Dell MD (Author)

“This reference provides a comprehensive, pragmatic approach for physical medicine physicians; speech, occupational, and physical therapists; and nurses with cancer survivor responsibilities…Any cancer program with significant rehabilitation services will find this a useful addition to its library.”

–Journal of the American Medical Association

“As the first true textbook dedicated to cancer rehabilitation, the editors have done an excellent job of organizing the topics and recruiting authoritative authors in the field of cancer rehabilitation. This book is a must-have for clinicians who wish to specialize in cancer rehabilitation.”

–Doody’s Reviews

“[T]his book is the only source to date to address the topics most pertinent to the emerging arena of cancer rehabilitation in one location. Each chapter highlights “key-points,” for a quick overview and provides a thorough list of references for more in-depth study…This book is a milestone and must-have for anyone involved in the care of those with cancer.”

–American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“…Cancer Rehabilitation contains excellent accounts of cancer syndromes causing physical disability and pain, and well-done matched chapters that describe wider therapeutic approaches to help patients with these syndromes. Physical rehabilitation is covered in fine fashion. Cancer Rehabilitation provides an excellent source of wisdom on those issues…an oncologist will not find the concepts of pain, physical debility, and related therapeutic approaches so concisely and clearly discussed in many other texts. Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice meets a high standard in this area.”

–International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics., Vol. 78, No. 2, p. 636, 2010

A Doody’s Core Title 2012

This new comprehensive reference provides a state-of-the-art overview of the principles of cancer care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to cancer survivors. Authored by some of the world’s leading cancer rehabilitation experts and oncology specialists, the principles section provides primer-level discussions of the various cancer types and their assessment and management. The practice section thoroughly explores the identification, evaluation, and treatment of specific impairments and disabilities that result from cancer and the treatment of cancer. This groundbreaking volume enables the entire medical team to provide superior care that results in a better quality of life for cancer survivors.

Features include:

  • Multi-specialty editorship and authorship from physiatry, oncology, physical therapy, occupational therapy,and related disciplines.
  • Focus on therapeutic management of cancer-related impairments and complications.
  • In-depth treatment of the medical, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and general rehabilitation issues specific to this patient population.