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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Laurie A Casias, ADN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This excellent guide for anyone newly diagnosed with leukemia summarizes treatment and provides a list of questions for patients to ask during their initial appointment.
Purpose: The authors strive to provide readers with the information they need to become active participants in their own care.
Audience: This book should be read by all adult patients who have been newly diagnosed with leukemia. It also is an excellent reference for nurses to use to help involve patients in their own care.
Features: It covers topics such as being newly diagnosed, treatment options, physiological changes, and remission or recurrence of leukemia. The chapters on treatment are comprehensive and well organized.
Assessment: This is a concise and informative guide for newly diagnosed leukemia patients and families.