Oncology Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323041850

Oncology Nursing

5th Edition

Authors: Martha Langhorne Janet Fulton Shirley Otto
Paperback ISBN: 9780323041850
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th April 2007
Page Count: 816

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This classic text offers a comprehensive, yet concise and manageable overview of oncology nursing. New to this edition, symptom management topics are now presented in a separate unit so you'll easily see how to effectively improve your patients' sense of wellbeing. Over 400 multiple-choice review questions complement chapter case studies to reinforce what you've learned as well as prepare you for certification exams.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive yet concise overview of oncology nursing
  • Consistent format in disease chapters for quick access and understanding of key information
  • Review questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapter

Table of Contents

Unit I. Clinical Aspects of Cancer Diagnosis

1. Pathophysiology

2. Genetics

3. Epidemiology

4. Prevention, Screening, and Detection

5. Diagnosis and Staging

Unit II. Clinical Management of Major Cancers

6. Brain and Central Nervous System Cancers

7. Breast Cancer

8. Colorectal Cancers

9. Gastrointestinal Cancers

10. Genitourinary Cancers

11. Gynecologic Cancers

12. Head and Neck Cancers

13. Leukemia

14. Lung Cancer

15. Malignant Lymphoma

16. Multiple Myeloma

17. Skin Cancers

18. Pediatric Cancers

Unit III. Cancer Treatment Modalities

19. Surgery

20. Radiation Therapy

21. Chemotherapy

22. Biotherapy

23. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

24. Complications of Cancer Treatments

25. Cancer Clinical Trials

Unit IV. Cancer Care Supportive Therapies

26. Nutrition

27. Skin Integrity—NEW!

28. Bone Marrow Suppression—NEW!

29. Oral Mucositis—NEW!

30. Psychosocial Issues, Outcomes, and Quality of Life

31. Impact of Cancer on Sexuality

32. Functional Status—NEW!

33. Patient Education—NEW!

34. Palliative Care—NEW!

35. Family Caregiving—NEW!

36. Ethical Considerations—NEW!

Unit V. Symptom Management—NEW!

37. Fatigue

38. Dyspnea

39. Pain

40. Sleep Disturbance

41. Nausea

42. Hot Flashes


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About the Authors

Martha Langhorne

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse Practitioner, Binghamton Gastroenterology, Binghamton, New York; Advanced Practice Nurse, Oncology/Nursing Education and Research, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, New York.

Janet Fulton

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Shirley Otto

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS