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Title Cancer nursing : care in context / edited by Jessica Corner and Christopher Bailey
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 724 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1: Cancer, care, and society. What is cancer? / Jessica Corner -- Knowledge and caring: a philosophical and personal perspective / Alan Cribb -- Cancer, care, and society / Christopher Bailey -- Cancer epidemiology / Elizabeth Davies and Vivian Mak -- Developments in the management of cancer / Alastair Munro -- pt. 2: The experience of cancer. Introduction -- The impact of cancer / Mary Wells -- The impact of cancer on the family / Hilary Plant -- The impact of cancer on health care professionals / Anne Lanceley -- Therapeutic strategies in cancer care / Anne Lanceley -- pt. 3: The experience of treatment. Introduction -- The experience of treatment / Lynne Colbourne -- Surgery / Stephen O'Connor -- Chemotherapy / Lisa Dougherty and Christopher Bailey -- Radiotherapy / Sara Faithfull -- Endocrine therapies / Deborah Fenlon -- Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer care / Caroline Hoffman -- Hereditary cancer / Audrey Ardern-Jones, Sarah Thomas, Rebecca Doherty, and Rosalind Eeles -- pt. 4: The management of cancer-related problems. Introduction -- Pain / Meinir Krishnasamy -- Nausea and vomiting / Meinir Krishnasamy -- Fatigue / Meinir Krishnasamy -- Breathlessness / Christopher Bailey -- Wound management / Meinir Krishnasamy -- Lymphoedema / Anne Williams -- Malignant ascites / Nancy Preston -- Bone marrow suppression: neutropenia and thrombocytopenia / Ruth Dunleavey -- Change in eating habits / Jane Hopkinson -- Sexuality and cancer / Isabel White -- Anxiety and depression / Annabel Pollard and Meinir Krishnasamy -- Delirium / Meinir Krishnasamy -- Acute events in cancer / Stephen O'Connor -- pt. 5: Needs and priorities in cancer care. Introduction -- The needs of children and adolescents / Fay Scullion and Jenny Thompson -- The needs of older people / Christopher Bailey -- Ethnicity, difference, and care / Yasmin Gunaratnam -- Living with cancer long term: the implications of survival / David Wright -- Self-management and self-help / Claire Foster -- User involvement in cancer services / David Wright and Jenny Walton -- Palliative care and cancer / Sheila Payne -- Research and cancer care / Jessica Corner
Summary The needs of cancer patients and their families are complex. Yet still more complex are the powerful social and cultural forces that shape the delivery of cancer care, and the way in which it experienced. Cancer Nursing: Care in Context addresses this by adopting a unique approach that situates cancer care in the context of society's attitudes to the disease, and the broader every-day needs of both patients and their carers. By combining evidenced-based information, a critical view of care and treatment, and 'first-hand accounts' of having cancer and caring for people with cancer, the book pro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cancer -- Nursing.
Neoplasms -- nursing.
Oncology Nursing -- methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Bailey, Christopher (Christopher D.)
Corner, Jessica.
LC no. 2007025830
ISBN 1444309250 (electronic bk.)
9781444309256 (electronic bk.)