Oncology Nursing Practice

December 19, 2000|
Oncology Nursing Practice by Janice Gabriel
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The complexities of cancer care management are clearly explained and illustrated by the use of case histories at the end of each site-specific chapter. The book also addresses the controversies and problems surrounding health education programmes and screening.

The book is divided into five main sections. Section one provides the reader with a definition of cancer and looks at the epidemiology and predisposing factors linked to specific cancers. The second section discusses the main treament options. This is followed by a section looking at the more common site-specific cancers. Each chapter in this section addresses the issues of cancer prevention, early detection, investigations and management. The fourth section discusses problems which could be encountered by certain groups of patients, e.g. management of fungating wounds, nutritional support, altered body image and sexuality problems. The book concludes with a section looking at how complementary therapies are being integrated into the main framework of cancer care, the importance of the spiritual/cultural aspects of cancer for an individual and the complex subject of breaking bad news.

Janice Gabriel is the author of Oncology Nursing Practice, published by Wiley.
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Title:Oncology Nursing PracticeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:388 pages, 9.17 X 6.08 X 1.03 inShipping dimensions:388 pages, 9.17 X 6.08 X 1.03 inPublished:December 19, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861561652

ISBN - 13:9781861561657

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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