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Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Life-threatening Illness




ISBN 9780367902568
Published March 25, 2021 by Routledge
380 Pages

 
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This book is a comprehensive summary of the recommendations for best practice, and current evidence, for physical activity and rehabilitation of functional deficits in individuals with end-stage diseases. While advances in technology have afforded us the opportunity to live longer lives, it has also demanded an expansion of focus of medical interventions towards palliative care to enhance the quality of life.

Exercise and healthcare professionals must strive to broaden their perspectives to provide for the unique needs of these individuals, and to successfully engage with them, to achieve the most positive outcomes throughout the entire continuum of care. Healthcare providers play a critical role in advocating for care to allow individuals to remain physically active for as long as possible, even in the face of declining health. Finally, due to the increasing and progressively emergent healthcare utilization required by these individuals, a significant cost burden is experienced by healthcare systems, patients, families, and payers. There is evidence of substantial protective effects of physical activity, prevention, safety, and rehabilitative procedures to reduce hospital readmissions, reduce length of stay, and assist in avoiding unwarranted or unnecessary diagnostic tests or procedures.

Physical activity has been proven to have a substantial impact and protective effects on virtually all medical conditions. During curative management, but especially during transitional phases to palliative care, other strategies need enhanced consideration to complement the existing plan of care and help to improve patient’s quality of life. Ideally, physical medicine would be at the forefront of allowing individuals to live their best life until the very end.

Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Life-threatening Illness is key reading for academics and policy makers in physical activity, international exercise, wellness and rehabilitation, and related disciplines, as well as research-focused clinicians in settings where patients with advanced illness are frequently encountered.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

PART I

Core Concepts in Life-threatening Illness 1

1 Palliative Care for Adults 3

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

2 Palliative Care Philosophy for Children and Adolescents 21

KENDRA D. KOCH

3 Exercise, Activity in Cancer and Chronic Disease 34

JEANNETTE Q. LEE

4 Role of Therapists and Palliative Care Models 46

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

5 Caregivers in Patient- and Family-Centered Care 61

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

6 Integration with the Interdisciplinary Care Team 75

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

7 Communication Strategies 96

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

PART II

Diagnoses and Conditions in Life-threatening Illness 111

8 Diseases of the Heart 113

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

9 Malignant Neoplasms 119

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

10 Accidents and Unintentional Injuries 134

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

11 Respiratory Diseases 140

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

12 Cerebrovascular Diseases: Acute and Chronic Stroke 151

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

13 Progressive Neurological Diseases 159

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

14 Diabetes 173

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

15 Kidney Disease 181

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

16 Substance Use Disorder, Intentional Self-Harm, Gun Violence, and HIV/AIDS 187

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

PART III

Outcome Measures and Interventions 209

17 Management of Conditions and Symptoms 211

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

18 Measuring and Quantifying Outcomes 249

AMY LITTERINI AND CHRISTOPHER WILSON

Contents xi

19 Therapists’ Interventions among Practice Settings 261

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

20 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility 275

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

PART IV

Policy, Research, and Education 293

21 Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care 295

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

22 Policy Issues and Clinical Documentation 306

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

23 The Future of Physical Activity, Rehabilitation, and End-of-Life Care 322

CHRISTOPHER WILSON AND AMY LITTERINI

Afterword 337

RICHARD BRIGGS

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Author(s)

Biography

Amy J. Litterini PT, DPT is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, USA. Her clinical career has focused on adult rehabilitation, with an interest in advanced cancer survivorship. She is a certified patient navigator by the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute and a certified hospice volunteer with Compassus Hospice. Amy served in governance positions in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy and the Oncologic Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Christopher Wilson PT, DPT, DScPT is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA and the Residency Program Director for the Beaumont Health Oncology Residency, Troy, MI, USA. He is the Vice President of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association and served as the Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator for the oncology subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (now World Physiotherapy).