Key Features

  • A consistent format throughout helps you quickly find the information you need, no matter what the topic.
  • This indispensable reference is written and reviewed by both oncology and acute care nurses, ensuring accuracy, currency, and clinical relevance.
  • Coverage of each cancer includes pathophysiologic mechanisms, epidemiology and etiology, risk profile, prognosis, professional assessment criteria (PAC), nursing care and treatment, evidence-based practice update, patient teaching, nursing diagnoses or DSM-IV, evaluation and desired outcomes, and discharge planning with follow-up care, where needed.
  • The latest prognosis statistics give you a realistic picture of the survival possibilities for your patients so you can provide the most appropriate nursing care and patient education.
  • Multiple-choice review questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapter help reinforce your understanding of key concepts and prepare you for certification examinations.
  • Special boxes highlight pediatric-specific care considerations for working with children.

Table of Contents

1. Ethical Perspectives

2. Ethics Case Study

3. Acute Pancreatitis

4. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

5. Anaphylaxis from Chemotherapy

6. Biliary and Pancreatic Obstruction NEW

7. Bronchiolitis Obliterans

8. Carotid Artery Rupture

9. Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction NEW

10. Diabetes Insipidus

11. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

12. Dyspnea and Airway Obstruction NEW

13. Esophageal Varices

14. Fever

15. GI Obstruction NEW

16. Graft vs. Host Disease

17. Heart Failure NEW

18. Hemorrhage Secondary to Cervical Cancer

19. Hemorrhagic Cystitis

20. Hepatic Encephalopathy

21. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

22. Hypercalcemia

23. Hyperkalemia

24. Hyperleukocytosis in Childhood Leukemia

25. Hypernatremia

26. Hyperuricemia

27. Hypokalemia

28. Hypomagnesemia

29. Hyponatremia

30. Increased Intracranial Pressure

31. Lactic Acidosis — Type B

32. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

33. Malignant Ascites

34. Malignant Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade

35. Malignant Pleural Effusions

36. Malnutrition/Cachexia

37. Pain Management: Somatic, Visceral, and Neuropathic

38. Pathologic Fracture

39. Pulmonary Fibrosis

40. Seizures

41. Sepsis and Septic Shock

42. Spinal Cord Compression

43. Spiritual Distress NEW

44. Suicidal Ideation

45. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

46. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion

47. Tumor Lysis Syndrome

48. Typhlitis in Pediatrics


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About the authors

Cynthia Chernecky

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA

Kathleen Murphy-Ende

Affiliations and Expertise

Pain & Pediatric palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, WI