Offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an overview of oncology care and guidelines for the treatment of specific cancer-related problems in the home setting. This essential guide covers clinical issues and support services such as chemotherapy administration in the home, venous access devices, caring for stem cell transplant recipients, rehabiliation, caregiver needs, social work, and more.
The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume. Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning. Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.
The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice. New edition of the UK’s most comprehensive textbook on Adult Nursing! Retains the popular ‘three-part’ structure to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject area – Common Disorders, Core Nursing Issues and Specific Patient Groups Illustrative A&P and pathophysiology help explain key diseases and disorders ‘Real-life’ Case Studies help contextualise and apply new information Explains relevant tests and investigations and, when needed, the role of the nurse in the context of each of them Helpful learning features include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Encourages readers to critically examine issues that are related to care provision Useful icons throughout the text directs readers to additional online material Glossary contains over 300 entries to explain new terminology and concepts Appendices include notes on Système International (SI) units and reference ranges for common biochemical and haematological values Perfect for second and third-year undergraduate nursing students, senior Trainee Nursing Associates, those ‘returning to practice’ or needing to review practice and prepare for revalidation Edited by the world-renowned Ian Peate – editor of the British Journal of Nursing – who brings together a new line up of contributors from across the UK and Australia Reflects contemporary issues such as the complexity of acute admissions and the increasing importance of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care Reflects the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurses and the NMC 2018 Code Helps prepare students for ‘prescribing readiness’, with basic principles of pharmacology, evidence-based person-centred approaches to medicines management and an understanding of the regulatory, professional legal and ethical frameworks Recognises the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in England
A unique volume reflecting the state of the art in hospice nursing, Nursing in Hospice and Terminal Care addresses the special concerns of nurses--the primary professional caregivers in a hospice--in caring for terminally ill patients and in comforting their families. Experts highlight the major components of hospice nursing and address the enormous need for research that will help hospice nurses improve the quality of nursing care they are able to provide. Each valuable chapter is presented from a scientific base and offers practical applicability to nursing in various health care settings.
With today’s increasing number of cancer survivors, more clinical nurses are helping their patients through the survivorship process. A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for Cancer Survivors: Colorectal Cancer is an essential reference for clinical nurses to help identify key components of survivorship care. This diagnosis specific guide provides nurses with information to improve the quality of their patient’s life. Key topics include: Overview of the cancer diagnosis, common treatments and side effects, formats for compiling treatment summaries, patient care plans with an emphasis on healthy behaviors for preventing recurrence and secondary cancers, pharmacologic agents, strategies for coordination of care between healthcare providers and more.
With today's increasing number of cancer survivors, more clinical nurses are helping their patients through the survivorship process. A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cancer Survivors: Breast Cancer is an essential reference for clinical nurses to help identify key components of survivorship care. This diagnosis specific guide provides nurses with information to improve the quality of their patient's life. Key Topics Include: Overview of the cancer diagnosis. Common treatments and side effects. Formats for compiling treatment summaries. Patient care plans with an emphasis on healthy behaviors for
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Haematological oncology is a rapidly advancing and exciting field of medicine and this is the first British textbook addressing haematological oncology written specifically for nurses. The second edition of this successful text has been fully revised and updated throughout in line with recent developments in clinical practice. There are seven new chapters and expanded sections on bone marrow transplant, the immune system and palliative care. Comprehensive coverage of nursing issues in hematological malignancies providing everything a newcomer will need to know Addresses the role of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and blood marrow transplant treatments in haematological oncology to enable effective management of patients Discusses pertinent daily issues for practicing nurses including oral care, nausea and vomiting, nutrition, infection control, social and psychological issues Reflection points provide an active reading experience and illuminate ideas and issues within the text Six new chapters: Research Priorities; Leadership Issues for Specialist Nurses; Fatigue; Adolescent Issues; Addressing the Needs of Families; Immune Modulators and Novel Therapies Expanded information on bone marrow transplant, the immune system and palliative care Improved design and layout New expert contributors to provide the latest information on their field