Titel: Looking Forward: The Speech and Swallowing Guidebook for People with Cancer of the Larynx or Tongue
Autor/en: Jack E. Thomas, Robert L. Keith
The Speech and Swallowing Guidebook for People with Cancer of the Larynx or Tongue.
THIEME MEDICAL PUBL INC
1. Dezember 2004 - kartoniert - 127 Seiten
The guidebook for all stages of treatment and recovery Patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx or tongue often feel overwhelmed by what may lie ahead and are unable to absorb all the information provided by their healthcare professionals.
This bestselling guidebook fills in the gaps, preparing patients for surgical procedures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and quality-of-life issues.
For physicians, speech-language pathologists, nurses, PMR therapists, dietitians, and other caregivers, this book is an ideal educational resource to give to patients, providing answers to commonly asked questions. It addresses concerns about cancer treatments, speech and swallowing, follow-up care, long-term adjustment, and coping mechanisms in a straightforward, sensitive manner.
The authors are highly experienced speech pathologists who also counsel patients on living a full and independent life after laryngectomy.
- Fourth edition includes state-of-the-art information on cancer treatment and its effects on speech, swallowing, and breathing
- Designated space to write questions encourages open discussion with the healthcare team
- Appendixes provide techniques and exercises for improving speech and swallowing, tips on tube feeding, physical exercises, and sources of support
- Glossary acquaints patients with commonly used medical terms
- Numerous illustrations demonstrate anatomy, equipment, and processes
With practical information on surgical procedures, therapies, and rehabilitation, this guidebook helps practitioners and patients work together to navigate through all stages of treatment. It makes the challenges of laryngectomy understandable and more manageable for all involved.
Associate Professor (Emeritus), Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA
'A comprehensive overview directed at patients and the families of patients being treated for cancer of the larynx and tongue. . . What to expect in the hospital is nicely discussed and patients are carefully taken through issues important to coping and adapting. . . most healthcare teams would benefit their patients by making access to this text readily available.' -- The LaryngoscopeA brief and concise manual for patients..contains a wealth of helpful information for all patients with head and neck cancer.. Illustrations of the normal anatomy, along with lay explanations of the function and physiology of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharyn, and larynx, can be used as a tool for clinicians to explain the patient's condition to the patient and can serve as an invaluable reference for the patient at home. The appendices in "Looking Forward" are a highlight of this patient guidebook. All 10 appendices offer practical tools for patients. [The book] will answer many commonly asked questions and help patients prepare for the challenges ahead in treating their head and neck cancer. It would serve as an excellent resource for any patient who has been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck, in particular those with laryngeal or tongue lesions. It may also serve as a supplemental resource to give insight to medical students who are getting their first experience dealing with cancer patients.--Head and NeckThis practical and subtle guidebook is certainly a useful tool for patients who are confronted with the diagnosis of oral or laryngeal cancer since it is clearly written, well illustrated and covers many functional and psychosocial aspects. ..it can serve as an interesting manual and sourcebook for caregivers involved in the guidance of these patients.--B-ENTA highly useful book which may help patients with this type of cancer feel more able to cope.--Cancer World