Nursing Care of Women with Cancer includes comprehensive coverage of the treatment needs and effects of different types of cancer on diverse female populations - including women of childbearing age and minorities - in all phases of clinical trials. It includes 6 key sections: Global Perspectives, Major Cancers, Physical and Psychosocial Response, Maintaining Health, Social and Family Issues, and Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Women. This is an ideal resource for any nurse caring for women with cancer.
• Written by leading experts in the field
• Covers the most common female cancers in detail: lung; breast; cervical; ovarian; endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and other gynecological; colorectal cancers; and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
• Each chapter provides information on the various stages, from prevention through advanced disease.
• A unique section on physical and psychosocial response includes topics such as osteoporosis and cancer; lymphedema; aches, pain, and neuropathy; chronic wounds; anxiety and depression; body image and sexual functioning; fatigue; and nutrition.
• Includes an entire chapter on complementary and alternative therapies.
• Contains chapters on spouse and family considerations, and work considerations.
• An entire section on culturally and ethnically diverse women includes chapters on hidden populations (lesbian, unmarried/unpartnered, and older women), African-American, Asian, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Latino, and rural women.
• An appendix features commonly used medications for women with cancer, assessment tools, and other resources.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Beat and Jill Kahli Endowed Chair, Oncology Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
Table of Contents
1. Women’s Health and Cancer
2. Advocacy of Women with Cancer
3. Genetics and Genomic Information
4. Lung cancer
5. Breast cancer
6. Cervical Cancer
7. Ovarian Cancer
8. Endometrial, Vulvar, Vaginal, and Other Gynecological cancers
9. Colorectal cancer
10. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
11. Osteoporosis and Cancer
13. Aches, Pain, and Neuropathy
14. Chronic Wounds
15. Anxiety and Depression
16. Body Image and Sexual Functioning
19. Sleep and Wakefulness
20. Physical Activity in Women Cancer Survivors
21. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)
22. Spouse and Family Considerations
23. Work Considerations
24. Hidden Populations of Women
25. African American Women and Cancer
26. Asian Women and Cancer
27. American Indian and Alaskan Native Women and Cancer
28. Latino Women and Cancer
29. Rural Women and Cancer
A. Commonly Used Medications for Women with Cancer
B. Assessment Tools
C. Other Resources