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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 work of an independent cancer help centre

The work of an independent cancer help centre

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(p.51) Chapter 5 The work of an independent cancer help centre
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Enhancing Cancer Care
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Sara R Miller

Ruth Sewell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0005

As the UK's leading holistic cancer charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly the Bristol Cancer Help Centre) has pioneered the Bristol Approach to care for cancer patients and those close to them. This approach to cancer care works alongside mainstream cancer treatment, providing a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual support, using complementary therapies and self-help techniques including practical advice on nutrition. Interventions on offer include group sessions, meditation and healing, relaxation and imagery techniques, counselling and psychotherapy, nutritional advice, touch therapies, creative therapies, gentle exercises, and integrative medical sessions. This chapter discusses the results of qualitative research on the Bristol Approach and describes education for healthcare professionals and complementary therapists.

Keywords:   Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Bristol Approach, cancer patients, cancer care, self-help techniques, qualitative research, education, nutrition, group sessions, touch therapies

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