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Family caregiving: a gender-based analysis of women's experiences

Christina Lee

in Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Family caregiving falls disproportionately on women. Several surveys have suggested that the majority of caregivers are women and, in some parts of the world, gender bias is more predominant, such as ... More


The assessment and management of advanced cancer of the ovary

Bristi Basu, Cheryl Palmer, Jean Abraham, and Helena Earl

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most-common cancer of women worldwide. Although it is generally regarded as a chemo-sensitive malignancy, the majority of women afflicted with this disease develop ... More


Psychosexual problems in gynaecological malignancy

Lisa Punt

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological malignancies in a woman creates a trauma that immensely impacts her psychosexual functioning. She may often be faced with a feeling of uncertainty, ... More


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