• Progress in supportive care medicine
• Power of integrative medicine-Best of both worlds
• Palliative medicine for the transplant provider- Empowering the transplant team
• Transplant-related aches and pain issues- Recognition and management
• Transplant-related (non-pain) issues- Prevention, intervention and limitations
• Pre-transplant comorbidities: Recognition and management peri- and post- transplant?- Graft-versus-host disease and quality of life: Can we actually make a difference?- Special aspects to ICU care-Is there an art to it?- Mental health: Assessment, treatment and outcomes- Spirituality and acknowledgment of cultural diversity- Who said it’s important?- Supportive care aspects in pediatric population
• Supportive care aspects in adolescents and young adults – Different or difficult?- Caregiver support strategies – Why should we care?- Advance care planning – Why we should not forget the future?- End of life, grief and bereavement- How can you help? - Self-care for the provider – Important? - Survivorship issues- Guidelines, challenges and future.
This book provides up-to-date, clinically relevant information on a range of complex issues relating to supportive care strategies for the recipients of hematopoietic cell transplantation. The topics addressed include the prevention, recognition, and treatment of transplant-related side effects; management of pretransplant comorbidities; supportive care for specific age groups; quality of life issues in patients who experience graft-versus-host disease; mental and spiritual health care; caregiver and healthcare provider support strategies; and important issues related to end of life care. The aim is to supply hematologists, oncologists, transplant specialists, and palliative care physicians with practical knowledge that can be immediately applied in patient care to optimize transplant-related outcomes. The book’s format, which offers concise, non-exhaustive coverage of these and other unique topics, is supplemented by a wealth of working tables, algorithms, and figures, ensuring that it will also serve hematology, oncology and transplant trainees as a reliable companion during their daily work. The authors are world-renowned experts in the field of hematopoietic transplantation and palliative care medicine, and present well-reasoned opinions based on their own experiences and draw attention to relevant results from potentially high-impact clinical trials.
• Provides up-to-date information on a spectrum of complex issues in the supportive care of HCT patients
• Meets the everyday needs of hematologists, HCT specialists, oncologists, and palliative care physicians
• Offers a robust and engaging tool for hematology and oncology trainees
• Written by world-renowned experts in the field