Nursing Patients with Cancer: Principles and Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443072888, 9780702039584

Nursing Patients with Cancer: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Authors: Nora Kearney Alison Richardson
eBook ISBN: 9780702039584
eBook ISBN: 9780702060366
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 2nd November 2005
Page Count: 864

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nurses are in the vanguard of the international fight against cancer. National policies on reducing or eradicating cancer highlight the vital contribution nurses make in its prevention, identification, treatment and management. This book, which is based on the internationally acclaimed Core Curriculum for a Post-Registration Course in Cancer Nursing developed by the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), covers all the key areas nurses caring for patients in this demanding specialty will need to consider. Focusing on the needs of the patient, it provides the essential scientific, psychological and sociological information necessary for nurses to provide care that minimises the trauma of cancer, and maximises outcomes for patients and their families.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Philosophies of Cancer Nursing and the Context of Care
Section Editor: Yvonne Wengstrom
1. Concepts of health behaviour
A Topping
2. Partnerships in care
Y Wengstrom, C Forsberg
3. The social and cultural context of cancer care
K Ahlberg

SECTION 2 The Scientific Basis of Cancer Care
Section Editors: Diane Batchelor, Jaqualyn S Moore
4. Cancer epidemiology
H Evans, A Newnham, H Moller
5. Genetic basis of cancer
A Matakidou, T Eisen
6. Pathology
F Bosman
7. The immunological basis of cancer
J Moore

SECTION 3 Prevention, Early Detection and Diagnosis
Section Editor: Agnes Glaus
8 Prevention
A Glaus, S Aguinaga Bialous, P Rieger Trahan
9 Early detection
A Glaus, P Rieger Trahan

SECTION 4 Treatment and Care
Section Editors: Sara Faithfull, Mary Wells
10 Decision making in cancer care
AJ Munro
11 The experience of cancer treatment
D Fitzsimmons, J Middleton
12 Surgery
AM Thompson, M Wells
13 Radiotherapy
S Faithfull
14 Chemotherapy in context
M Coward, H Coley
15 Biological therapy
D Batchelor
16 Bone Marrow Transplant
Barry Quinn, Moira Stephens
17 Hormone therapy in cancer care
D Fenlon
18 Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer care
A Molassiotis, A Cawthorn, P Mackereth

SECTION 5 Symptom Management
Section Editors: Alexander Molassiotis, Gina Copp
19 missing
20 Nausea and vomiting
A Molassiotis, S Borjeson
21 missing
22 Constipation and diarrhoea
T Andrewes, C Norton
23 Management of breathlessness in people with cancer
S Moore, H Plant, M Bredin
24 Skin and wound care
W Naylor
25 Cancer-related lymphoedema and its management
J-A MacLaren
26 Oral complications in patients with cancer
KK Cheng
27 Alopecia
D Batchelor
28 Maligant effusion
S Dolan, N Preston
29 Anorexia, cachexia and malnutrition
A Molassiotis, J Foubert
30 Cancer-related fatigue
K Ahlberg
31 The impact of cancer and cancer therapy on sexual and reproductive health
I White
32 Altered body image
D Harcourt, N Rumsey
33 Psychological care for patients with cancer
E Furlong, S O’Toole

SECTION 6 Care Delivery Systems
Section Editors: Maggie Grundy, Emile Maassen
34 Cancer care and cancer nursing
M Grundy, E Maasson
35 Intensive nursing care of the cancer patient
S Dolan
36 Rehabilitation and survivorship
M Wells, S MacBride
37 Palliative care
S Mirando


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About the Author

Nora Kearney

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cancer Care, Director, Cancer Care Research Centre, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling, UK

Alison Richardson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK