2. Caring for Geriatric Cancer Patients: What Is Needed Aside from Medical Care

  1. Dr. Alice Villalobos and
  2. Laurie Kaplan MSC
  1. Lodovico Balducci

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch2

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

How to Cite

Villalobos, A. and Kaplan, L. (2007) Caring for Geriatric Cancer Patients: What Is Needed Aside from Medical Care, in Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802664

Online ISBN: 9780470344446

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Keywords:

  • geriatric cancer patients;
  • medical care;
  • human-animal bond;
  • grief;
  • depression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Age Brings More Complexity and Susceptibility

  • The Bond Grows Stronger with Age

  • Individualize Client Character

  • Sensitivity Self-Assessment

  • Defining the Human-Animal Bond (The Bond)

  • Conversing with Clients

  • Dealing with Inappropriate Depression and Grief

  • Dealing with Anticipatory Grief

  • Disenfranchised Grief

  • Inappropriate Optimism: Keep Reality Buttons in Place

  • Expect Shock and Dread

  • Consider Extenuating Circumstances

  • Pawspice Care Philosophy

  • Summary