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Cancer rehabilitation and fatigue

Martin Chasen and Ravi Bhargava

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0041
Cancer rehabilitation and fatigue

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This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required for cancer rehabilitation and fatigue. It addresses several questions such as: What is rehabilitation and how does it apply to the patient with cancer? What roles do the team members play in rehabilitation? What is cancer-related fatigue? What is the pathophysiology of cancer-related fatigue? How is fatigue managed? Why would a fatigued patient be advised to exercise?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; rehabilitation; patient care; cancer patients; cancer-related fatigue; exercise

Chapter.  6282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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