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Enhancing Cancer CareComplementary therapy and support$
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Jennifer Barraclough

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297559

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.001.0001

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The oncology setting

The oncology setting

(p.29) Chapter 3 The oncology setting
Enhancing Cancer Care

Teresa E Young

Oxford University Press

As more cancer patients use complementary therapies to control symptoms and improve their quality of life, provision of these therapies, both independently funded and within a state funded health system, is on the increase. Setting up services to provide high-quality therapies presents a number of challenges. Liaison and communication are needed to provide an integrated service where both patients and health professionals feel reassured. This chapter focuses on one provider organisation — the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC) in London — and discusses some of the challenges encountered during the past thirteen years in the setting up of and maintaining of a ‘drop-in’ support and information centre. LJMC runs experiential workshops for patients, where they are able to try aromatherapy massage, relaxation, acupuncture and ear acupuncture, reflexology, and Indian head massage. In addition, staff are encouraged to try out therapies themselves so that they can describe the experience to their patients. All therapists working at LJMC, whether paid or volunteer, have training and accreditation in their chosen therapy.

Keywords:   Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, complementary therapies, cancer patients, experiential workshops, aromatherapy, relaxation, acupuncture, therapists, training, communication

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