Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Editors:

  • Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)
  • Penny Howard
  • Key Features

    • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement
    • Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
    • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
    • Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer
    • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement
    • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
    • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
    • Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse
    • Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care.

    Series features:

    • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
    • How to prepare for your placement
    • What you can expect to learn during a placement
    • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
    • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
    • Case studies that link theory with practice
    • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
    • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

    Table of 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

    Details

    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Bailièrre Tindall
    Print ISBN:
    9780702043000
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702051746