Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

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The second international symposium on qSupportive Care in Cancer Patientsq took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange qgapq between qcurativeq and qpalliativeq cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain qsupportiveq for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage dependent minority.... these components of individual care. I share the view of Seedhouse [10] that there ... References. 1. Ginsberg JJ (1986) Sexual rehabilitation of the cancer patient undergoing ostomy surgery. J Enterostom Ther 13: 148a€“152 2. Shipes Eanbsp;...

Title:Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II
Author:Hans-Jörg Senn, Agnes Glaus
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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