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Occupational Therapy

  • Meilani Mapa
  • Jason ChenEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is an overview of occupational therapy as it relates to cancer pain. Authors discuss the philosophy, principles, practice, and purpose of occupational therapy in the maintenance of satisfactory activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (iADLs) in those physically impaired due to cancer.

This chapter will touch on the domains and treatment options for patients with cancer-related pain, therapy considerations during treatment, and therapy options for the common side effects of cancer.

It further discusses the role of occupational therapy and occupational interventions throughout the continuum of cancer care.

Keywords

Cancer rehabilitation Occupational therapy Prehab Cancer-related pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Division of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHollywoodUSA
  2. 2.McGovern Medical School at UT Health, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationThe University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA

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