Quality of Life: From Nursing and Patient Perspectives

Quality of Life: From Nursing and Patient Perspectives

by Cynthia R. King, Pamela S. Hinds
     
 

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Quality of Life: From Nursing and Patient Perspectives, Third Edition is a comprehensive text that offers a unique perspective on quality of life by reflecting the voices of patients and families receiving or having received care for cancer. It is an ideal reference for oncology nursing students and oncology nurses in a variety of settings, including inpatient units,…  See more details below

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Quality of Life: From Nursing and Patient Perspectives, Third Edition is a comprehensive text that offers a unique perspective on quality of life by reflecting the voices of patients and families receiving or having received care for cancer. It is an ideal reference for oncology nursing students and oncology nurses in a variety of settings, including inpatient units, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care centers, cancer centers, research centers, home care agencies, and hospices. Topics explore evolution of quality of life in oncology, theories and conceptual models, life methodological and measurement issues, clinical implications, cancer survivorship, and quality of life stories by patients and families. Completely updated and revised, this new edition contains two new research chapters and new material on chronic illness, measuring quality of life in different age groups, and patient perspectives.

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Theresa M. Yannaco
This book represents an effort to present a comprehensive review of the factors related to the conceptualization, measurement, and application of quality of life research and its relevance for nurses in a variety of clinical oncology settings. Unique to this text is the inclusion of patient preferences and values in the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life. The overall purpose is to provide a reference on quality of life that reflects the voice of patients who are receiving or have received care for cancer and the attention of their nurses. Targeted for oncology nurses working in the outpatient clinic or office, at the bedside, and in advanced practice roles, this book will provide practitioners with a more comprehensive understanding of the diverse concepts and skill sets comprising quality of life research and its application to their clinical settings, This book is divided into six sections. The first two sections provide a comprehensive presentation on the evolution of quality of life in oncology inclusive of a discussion on the controversial issues and the current conceptual models related to quality of life in oncology nursing. The material presented in these two sections provides the foundation for the third section of this text, which is devoted to a presentation of the methodological and measurement issues related to the concepts of quality of life. In section four the importance of quality of life in clinical practice is discussed. Section five is a presentation of quality of life and survivorship issues with personal perspectives from patients and families. The text concludes with a section devoted to providing recommendations for the future of quality of lifein oncology nursing practice. Throughout this book, the presentation and format of the chapters is both consistent and well organized. An outstanding and unique feature is the conclusion of both a nursing and patient/family perspective of quality of life issues related to cancer experience. This is an excellent reference for the neophyte as well as the seasoned oncology nursing practitioner interested in learning more about the concepts, measurement, and research of quality of life issues. The clear and comprehensive presentation of each of the six sections is easy to follow and understand. This is a highly recommended addition to the library not only of the oncology nursing practitioner, but also of other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about quality of life in cancer care.
Booknews
Provides a reference on quality of life (QOL) for oncology nurses in many settings. Section I overviews the evolution of QOL in oncology nursing, and Section II highlights theory development related to QOL. Section III focuses on research and measurement issues, and Section IV demonstrates the importance of quality of life in clinical practice. Section V offers perspectives from patients ad families, and Section VI provides recommendations for the future. Appendices offer QOL measurement tools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Reviewer: Theresa M. Yannaco, RN, MS, AOCN (Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center)
Description: This book represents an effort to present a comprehensive review of the factors related to the conceptualization, measurement, and application of quality of life research and its relevance for nurses in a variety of clinical oncology settings. Unique to this text is the inclusion of patient preferences and values in the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life.
Purpose: The overall purpose is to provide a reference on quality of life that reflects the voice of patients who are receiving or have received care for cancer and the attention of their nurses.
Audience: Targeted for oncology nurses working in the outpatient clinic or office, at the bedside, and in advanced practice roles, this book will provide practitioners with a more comprehensive understanding of the diverse concepts and skill sets comprising quality of life research and its application to their clinical settings,
Features: This book is divided into six sections. The first two sections provide a comprehensive presentation on the evolution of quality of life in oncology inclusive of a discussion on the controversial issues and the current conceptual models related to quality of life in oncology nursing. The material presented in these two sections provides the foundation for the third section of this text, which is devoted to a presentation of the methodological and measurement issues related to the concepts of quality of life. In section four the importance of quality of life in clinical practice is discussed. Section five is a presentation of quality of life and survivorship issues with personal perspectives from patients and families. The text concludes with a section devoted to providing recommendations for the future of quality of life in oncology nursing practice. Throughout this book, the presentation and format of the chapters is both consistent and well organized. An outstanding and unique feature is the conclusion of both a nursing and patient/family perspective of quality of life issues related to cancer experience.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference for the neophyte as well as the seasoned oncology nursing practitioner interested in learning more about the concepts, measurement, and research of quality of life issues. The clear and comprehensive presentation of each of the six sections is easy to follow and understand. This is a highly recommended addition to the library not only of the oncology nursing practitioner, but also of other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about quality of life in cancer care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449686260
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
570
File size:
8 MB

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