Cancer Nursing: Care in Context / Edition 2

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Cancer Nursing: Care in Context / Edition 2

The needs of cancer patients and their families are complex. Yetstill more complex are the powerful social and cultural forces thatshape the delivery of cancer care, and the way in which itexperienced. Cancer Nursing: Care in Context addresses this byadopting a unique approach that situates cancer care in the contextof society's attitudes to the disease, and the broader every-dayneeds of both patients and their carers. By combiningevidenced-based information, a critical view of care and treatment,and 'first-hand accounts' of having cancer and caring for peoplewith cancer, the book provides a new perspective how best todeliver the care that patients truly require.

This second edition includes new chapters on prevention, diagnosis,symptoms, self-help and self-management, and living with cancerlong-term. It also:

* Addresses significant changes in cancer care, including expansionof nursing roles, the establishment of cancer networks and cancercollaborative projects
* Considers NICE guidance on Supportive and Palliative care
* Incorporates material on prevention and early detection
* Includes evidence tables based on relevant literature

Cancer Nursing: Care in Context is an invaluable resource for allthose involved in the provision of cancer care and support topatients and their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405122535
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/22/2008
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jessica Corner is Professor in Cancer and Palliative Care at theSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton.

Chris Bailey is Senior Nursing Fellow,Centre for Cancer andPalliative Care Studies, Institute of Cancer Research, RoyalMarsden Hospital.

Table of Contents

Foreword .

Preface .


Part 1: Cancer, Care, and Society .

1. What is cancer? Jessica Corner .

2.Knowledge and caring: a philosophical and personal perspectiveAlan Cribb .

3. Cancer, care, and society Christopher Bailey .

4. Cancer epidemiology Elizabeth Davies and Vivian Mak.

5.Developments in the management of cancer Alastair Munro.

Part 2: The Experience of Cancer .


6. The impact of cancer Mary Wells .

7.The impact of cancer on the family Hilary Plant .

8. The impact of cancer on health care professionals AnneLanceley .

9. Therapeutic strategies in cancer care Anne Lanceley.

Part 3: The Experience of Treatment .


10. The experience of treatment Lynne Colbourne .

11. Surgery Stephen O’Connor .

12.Chemotherapy Lisa Dougherty and Christopher Bailey.

13. Radiotherapy Sara Faithfull .

14. Endocrine therapies Deborah Fenlon .

15. Complementary and alternative therapies CarolineHoffman .

16. Hereditary cancer Audrey Ardern-Jones, Sarah Thomas,Rebecca Doherty,.

and Rosalind Eeles .

Part 4: The Management of Cancer-related Problems .


17. Pain Meinir Krishnasamy .

18. Nausea and vomiting Meinir Krishnasamy .

19. Fatigue Meinir Krishnasamy .

20. Breathlessness Christopher Bailey .

21. Wound management Meinir Krishnasamy .

22. Lymphoedema Anne Williams .

23. Malignant ascites Nancy Preston .

24. Bone marrow suppression: neutropenia andthrombocytopenia.

Ruth Dunleavey .

25. Change in eating habits Jane Hopkinson .

26. Sexuality and cancer Isabel White .

27. Anxiety and depression Annabel Pollard and MeinirKrishnasamy .

28. Delirium Meinir Krishnasamy .

29. Acute events in cancer Stephen O’Connor .

Part 5: Needs and Priorities in Cancer Care .


30. The needs of children and adolescents Fay Scullion andJenny Thompson .

31. The needs of older people Christopher Bailey .

32. Ethnicity, difference, and care Yasmin Gunaratnum.

33. Living with cancer long term: the implications of survivalDavid Wright .

34. Self-management and self-help Claire Foster .

35. User involvement in cancer services David Wright andJenny Walton .

36. Palliative care and cancer Sheila Payne .

37. Research and cancer care Jessica Corner .


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“The purpose is to provide a resource for what constitutes best practice in each area of cancer treatment. The book is successful in this goal.” (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)

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