Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of nursing issues in hematological malignancies providing everything a newcomer will need to know
  • Addresses the role of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and blood marrow transplant treatments in haematological oncology to enable effective management of patients
  • Discusses pertinent daily issues for practicing nurses including oral care, nausea and vomiting, nutrition, infection control, social and psychological issues
  • Reflection points provide an active reading experience and illuminate ideas and issues within the text

Table of Contents

Haematopoiesis. Myelodysplatic syndromes. Aplastic anaemia. The leukaemias. Myeloma. The lymphomas. Haematological cancers and children. Adolescent issues. Chemotherapy. Radiotherapy. Immune modulators and novel therapies. Blood component support. Blood and Marrow Transplantation Venous access. Prevention of infection. Haemorrhagic problems. Nausea and vomiting. Oral care. Nutritional issues. Fertility issues. Sexuality and Nursing Practice. Fatigue. Psychological issues. Addressing the needs of families. Social issues. Palliative care. Ethical issues. Staff support and retention. Leadership issues for Specialist Nurses. Research Priorities. Current trends and Future Perspectives.


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Bailièrre Tindall
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About the author

Maggie Grundy

Affiliations and Expertise

Macmillan Lecturer in Cancer Nursing, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK