Description: This text is written in a concise, accessible format. It provides the busy oncology professional with over 50 nursing care plans on issues ranging from the screening, diagnosis, treatment, psychosocial care, and symptom management of the woman with a diagnosis of cancer. This clinical reference guide has been designed to be used either as a clinical supplement to the comprehensive text Women and Cancer: A Gynecologic Oncology Nursing Perspective by Giselle J. Moore or independently by the clinician seeking specific clinical information associated with this cancer population. In addition, the oncology professional caring for women with a diagnosis of cancer in a variety of clinical settings may find this book useful.
Purpose: The overall purpose is to serve as a comprehensive clinical reference guide for the development of gynecologic oncology nursing care plans.
Audience: Targeted for nursing professionals working in the outpatient clinic or office, at the bedside, and in advanced practice roles, it will provide practitioners with a more comprehensive understanding of this disease, the related psychosocial issues, and subsequent symptom management.
Features: Organized by body systems, this book is divided into two main sections. Section one presents the medical plan of care and section two provides the surgical care of the woman with cancer. The editors use the Bifocal Clinical Practice Model, which describes the two foci of clinical nursing: collaborative problems and nursing diagnoses. The collaborative problems and the nursing diagnoses presented correspond to those identified in the referenced textbook. Each plan of care featured in this book identifies the outcome criteria, assessment procedures, clinical significance, specific interventions, and rationales for each nursing diagnosis presented. Unique to this book is the in-depth attention to the psychosocial and symptom management issues associated with the care of the woman with a diagnosis of cancer. The appendixes on professional and patient resources provide a very valuable reference for the oncology practitioner and patient.
Assessment: This book is a valuable clinical supplement to the comprehensive textbook. The clear and comprehensive presentation of the issues related to the care of the woman with a diagnosis of cancer make it a valuable tool for the oncology nursing practitioner who needs to develop standards of care for this patient population. Its handy pocket size permits easy portability for use in any clinical setting. This is a highly recommended addition to the library of the oncology nursing practitioner caring for the woman with a diagnosis of cancer as well as those professionals involved in the establishment of standards of care for this patient population.