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Overview

This classic text offers a comprehensive, yet concise and manageable overview of oncology nursing. This edition expands on the previous edition with more disease, treatment, and supportive care chapters. Also includes more than 300 multiple-choice review questions to promote effective content review as well as OCN and AOCN certification preparation.

Spanish version of 3rd edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-427-1

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Karen McGinnis
This comprehensive third edition reference textbook presents current information for nurses on all aspects of cancer care. The purpose is to provide updated and pertinent information for nurses caring for individuals with cancer in a variety of settings. This is a valuable reference tool for nurses. The author's objective to provide a comprehensive reference for nurses in oncology has been met with this state-of-the-art textbook. This book is intended for nurses, the generalist to the specialist, caring for individuals with cancer in various clinical settings (hospitals, ambulatory care, rehabilitation, home care, and hospice care). The author and the 30 contributors are credible in their respective areas in oncology nursing. There are an adequate number of black-and-white illustrations. The references are extensive, current, and pertinent. This softcover desk size textbook is usable. Special features include nursing management, outcome goals, teaching priorities, pediatric and geriatric considerations, assessment and checklist forms, and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter. This comprehensive clinical reference guide is a valuable resource for nurses caring for individuals with cancer in various clinical settings. It covers all aspects of cancer nursing from diagnosis, clinical management, treatment modalities, and supportive therapies. This is a valuable updated reference for nurses in oncology that includes the latest statistics, guidelines, and outcomes related to cancer care.
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Reviewer: Karen McGinnis, RN, MSN (Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center)
Description: This comprehensive third edition reference textbook presents current information for nurses on all aspects of cancer care.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated and pertinent information for nurses caring for individuals with cancer in a variety of settings. This is a valuable reference tool for nurses. The author's objective to provide a comprehensive reference for nurses in oncology has been met with this state-of-the-art textbook.
Audience: This book is intended for nurses, the generalist to the specialist, caring for individuals with cancer in various clinical settings (hospitals, ambulatory care, rehabilitation, home care, and hospice care). The author and the 30 contributors are credible in their respective areas in oncology nursing.
Features: There are an adequate number of black-and-white illustrations. The references are extensive, current, and pertinent. This softcover desk size textbook is usable. Special features include nursing management, outcome goals, teaching priorities, pediatric and geriatric considerations, assessment and checklist forms, and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: This comprehensive clinical reference guide is a valuable resource for nurses caring for individuals with cancer in various clinical settings. It covers all aspects of cancer nursing from diagnosis, clinical management, treatment modalities, and supportive therapies. This is a valuable updated reference for nurses in oncology that includes the latest statistics, guidelines, and outcomes related to cancer care.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012171
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/4/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1016
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I: CLINICAL ASPECTS OF THE CANCER DIAGNOSIS · Pathophysiology · Genetics · Epidemiology · Prevention, Screening and Detection · Diagnosis and Staging · UNIT II: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR CANCER DISEASES · Cancers of the Brain and Central Nervous System · Breast Cancers · Colorectal Cancers · Gastrointestinal Cancers · Genitourinary Cancers · Gynecologic Cancers · Head and Neck Cancers · HIV and Related Cancers · Leukemia · Lung Cancers · Malignant Lymphoma · Multiple Myeloma · Skin Cancers · Pediatric Cancers · Oncologic Complications · UNIT III: CANCER TREATMENT MODALITIES · Surgery · Radiation Therapy · Chemotherapy · Biotherapy · Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation · Cancer Clinical Trials · UNIT IV: CANCER CARE SUPPORTIVE THERAPIES · Fatigue · Home Care, Alternative Care Settings and Cancer Resources · Nutrition · Pain Management · Protective Mechanisms · Psychosocial Issues, Outcomes, and Quality of Life · Impact of Cancer on Sexuality · Appendixes · Appendix A: Glossary · Appendix B: Laboratory Values · Appendix C: Selected Diagnostic Tests · Chapter Answers
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