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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06
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What is the role of a physiotherapist in palliative care? Cases report

Anna Pyszora, Michał Graczyk, Małgorzata Krajnik
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):31-34.

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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06

Abstract

Physiotherapy may enhance the quality of life of patients provided with palliative care. In this article the authors present 3 cases of advanced cancer patients, whose symptoms were successfully treated with physiotherapy. In addition, this publication describes individual physiotherapy interventions and how they benefit patients with advanced cancer. The authors proved that physiotherapy applied in patients provided with palliative care is of great importance to the process of symptom treatment. It minimizes complications and effects of the disease and optimizes patients’ condition.

Abstract

Physiotherapy may enhance the quality of life of patients provided with palliative care. In this article the authors present 3 cases of advanced cancer patients, whose symptoms were successfully treated with physiotherapy. In addition, this publication describes individual physiotherapy interventions and how they benefit patients with advanced cancer. The authors proved that physiotherapy applied in patients provided with palliative care is of great importance to the process of symptom treatment. It minimizes complications and effects of the disease and optimizes patients’ condition.
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Keywords

physiotherapy; palliative care

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Title

What is the role of a physiotherapist in palliative care? Cases report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2009)

Pages

31-34

Published online

2009-02-06

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):31-34.

Keywords

physiotherapy
palliative care

Authors

Anna Pyszora
Michał Graczyk
Małgorzata Krajnik

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