Holistic Approach Of Oncology

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HOLISTIC APPROACH OF AESTHETIC ONCOLOGY THROUGH DERMOCOSMETIC SKIN CARE AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY CERTIFIED AESTHETIC NURSE PROGRAM DONNA F. CARLOS MAY, 2016 (1,983 WORDS) Introduction Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body ("Cancer", Wikipedia. Accessed April 22, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer). Considering the physical, social, psychological, and emotional status of an individual patient, cancers are best managed by holistic approach. We can first prevent cancer through reducing the risk factors that may cause it. It…show more content…
Through conducting health teachings and seminars to various group of people, they can be aware of the holistic approach of aesthetic nursing through standardized set of knowledge, skills and protocols. This would also provide new opportunities to our fellow nurses to practice their profession. This would also open-up new ideas to our researchers on how to treat cancer and its side-effects. This would provide importance of holistic care to cancer patients with the help of their families and the…show more content…
Engel’s Biopsychosocial model of health, takes a holistic approach rather than a medical approach to promoting health and addressing illness and pain. Holistic health includes not only treating or curing specific symptoms, but also supports promoting the overall health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. By supporting actions that enhance physical and mental health, holistic health can be achieved, as these offer opportunities to promote spiritual well-being. Any disease in one of these 3 parts may be manifested in another area, so that physical and psychological symptoms or pain may be indicators of “spiritual distress.” The effects of cancer are life changing and its treatments can result in changes to the appearance and vitality of the skin, which can then lead to emotional, psychological, and social issues or more concerning body-image. The relationship between mental health and body image can be seen as bi-directional. Having poor self-esteem and a sense of low self-worth can result in emotional distress, which can prompt an individual to seek a ‘solution’, such as changing/controlling their body image to attempt to feel better about

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