Chapter 36. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: The Patient's Perspective

  1. Frederick R. Appelbaum MD Member Director Professor Head2,3,
  2. Stephen J. Forman MD Director Staff Physician4,5,
  3. Robert S. Negrin MD Professor of Medicine Chief6 and
  4. Karl G. Blume MD, FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine6,7
  1. Susan K. Stewart

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch36

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Stewart, S. K. (2009) Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: The Patient's Perspective, in Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition (eds F. R. Appelbaum, S. J. Forman, R. S. Negrin and K. G. Blume), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 3

    Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Duarte, California, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California, USA

  5. 6

    Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

  6. 7

    Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet), Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153485

Online ISBN: 9781444303537

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Keywords:

  • hematopoietic cell transplantation - patient's perspective;
  • communication in lay language;
  • different learning styles;
  • discussing pain control important;
  • discussing psychological difficulties;
  • psychosocial support networks for patients and their families;
  • quality of life post transplant

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preparing for transplant

  • Put the risks into perspective

  • Communication in lay language

  • Repetition and reinforcement is important

  • Different learning styles

  • Discussing pain control is important

  • Discuss psychological difficulties

  • Psychosocial support networks for patients and their families

  • Quality of life post transplant

  • Chronic GVHD

  • Other resources for patients and survivors

  • Conclusion

  • References