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Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing

A guide for students in practice

Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies.

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Published: October 2012

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5174-6

Contents

  • Introduction

    Section 1: Preparation for practice placement experience

    Chapter 1 Personal and public perceptions of cancer

    Chapter 2 What cancer is

    Chapter 3 How the cancer situation can be improved

    Chapter 4 How cancer is diagnosed and the impact of diagnosis

    Chapter 5 Principles of palliative care nursing

    Chapter 6 Beginning the learning experience

    Chapter 7 Placement learning pathways

    Section 2: Placement learning opportunities

    Chapter 8 The rationale for selecting cancer treatment

    Chapter 9 Caring for the patient undergoing surgical cancer treatment

    Chapter 10 Caring for the patient undergoing cytotoxic therapy

    Chapter 11 Caring for the patient undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplant

    Chapter 12 Caring for the patient undergoing of biological therapy

    Chapter 13 Caring for the patient undergoing radiotherapy

    Chapter 14 Caring for the patient undergoing endocrine therapy

    Chapter 15 Managing symptoms: assess, plan, implement and evaluate

    Chapter 16 -Caring for patients at the end of life

    Chapter 17 Living with and beyond cancer

    Section 3: Consolidating learning: the patient experience

    Chapter 18 Introduction to consolidating learning

    Chapter 19 Introducing the case study

    Chapter 20 Receiving a cancer diagnosis

    Chapter 21 Receiving treatment

    Chapter 22 Advancing disease

    Chapter 23 Last days of life

    Chapter 24 Living with and beyond cancer

    Chapter 25 Transferable skills for future placements

    Appendix: Driscoll's model of reflection

    Index

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