Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care: An Integrative Resource for Practitioners

Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care: An Integrative Resource for Practitioners

By: Ann Carter (editor), Dr. Peter A. Mackereth (editor), Nightingale Nightingale (contributor), Timothy Jackson (contributor), Paula Maycock (contributor), Graeme Donald (contributor), Lynne Tomlinson (contributor), Mehrez Mehrez (contributor), Rebecca Knowles (contributor), Anne Cawthorn (foreword_author)Paperback

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Aromatherapy, massage and relaxation are three of the most commonly used therapies in cancer care. This book offers an integrated approach to using these therapies and provides an evidence-based foundation for complementary therapists working in cancer care settings. International in its scope, the book provides essential information about the ethical and professional context in which therapists can practice and vital facts regarding medical treatment and potential side effects.

About Author

Dr Peter Mackereth was Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation as The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester prior to his retirement, and he is still involved with research and educational work there. He is a registered nurse and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has published widely on complementary therapies and is a reviewer for a number of journals. Ann Carter has worked as a therapist and teacher in cancer care settings since she qualified as an Aromatherapist in 1989. She has worked as Senior Therapist and Co-Lead in Education for The Integrative Therapies Training Programme at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester. Ann runs courses for complementary therapists through the UK and Ireland.


Foreword. Introduction and an Overview of the Book. 1. Cancer and Its Treatments. Timothy Jackson. 2. The Resilient Patient. Lynne Tomlinson. 3. The Resourceful Therapist. Ann Carter and Peter Mackereth. 4. Effective Documentation. Ann Carter and Peter Mackereth. 5. Evaluating the Evidence. Graeme Donald and Rebecca Knowles. 6. Embedding a Palliative Care Therapy Service. Peter Mackereth, Paula Maycock, Anita Mehrez and Lydia Nightingale. 7. Aromatherapy: The SYMPTOM Model. Peter Mackereth and Paula Maycock. 8. Aromasticks: A Portable Aromatic Powerhouse. Paula Maycock, Peter Mackereth and Ann Carter. 9. Malodor: The Potential Use of Essential Oils. Paula Maycock, Peter Mackereth, Anita Mehrez and Dr Jacqui Stringer. 10. Progressive Muscle Relaxation. Peter Mackereth and Ann Carter. 11. Guided Imagery. Ann Carter and Peter Mackereth. 12. The HEARTS Process. Ann Carter. 13. Easing the Breathing Body. Peter Mackereth, Paula Maycock and Lynne Tomlinson. 14. Caring for Carers. Gwynneth Campbell and Rebecca Knowles. 15. Spirituality and Working Ethically at the End of Life. Peter Mackereth and Reverend Kevin Dunn. Editor and Contributor Biographies.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848192812
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781848192812
  • ISBN10: 1848192819

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