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Oncology Nursing

This classic text offers a comprehensive, yet concise and manageable overview of oncology nursing. New to this edition, symptom management topics are now presented in a separate unit so you'll easily see how to effectively improve your patients' sense of wellbeing. Over 400 multiple-choice review questions complement chapter case studies to reinforce what you've learned as well as prepare you for certification exams.Comprehensive yet concise overview of oncology nursingConsistent format in disease chapters for quick access and understanding of key informationReview questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapterNew chapter on Functional Status and its effect on patient outcomesNew chapter on Ethical Considerations for the oncology nurseNew chapters on Skin Integrity, Oral Mucositis, Bone Marrow SuppressionNew chapter on Palliative Care offers information regarding providing physical and emotional comfort to dying patients and their familiesNew chapters on Patient Education and Family Caregiving for information on assisting families that provide needed health services and support outside of the healthcare settingNew Symptom Management unit with new chapters on Dyspnea, Sleep Disturbance, Nausea, and Hot FlashesCase studies at the end of each chapter correspond with chapter content and review questions with rationales
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Unit I. Clinical Aspects of Cancer Diagnosis1. Pathophysiology2. Genetics3. Epidemiology4. Prevention, Screening, and Detection5. Diagnosis and StagingUnit II. Clinical Management of Major Cancers6. Brain and Central Nervous System Cancers7. Breast Cancer8. Colorectal Cancers9. Gastrointestinal Cancers10. Genitourinary Cancers11. Gynecologic Cancers12. Head and Neck Cancers13. Leukemia14. Lung Cancer15. Malignant Lymphoma16. Multiple Myeloma17. Skin Cancers18. Pediatric CancersUnit III. Cancer Treatment Modalities19. Surgery20. Radiation Therapy21. Chemotherapy22. Biotherapy23. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant24. Complications of Cancer Treatments25. Cancer Clinical TrialsUnit IV. Cancer Care Supportive Therapies26. Nutrition27. Skin Integrity-NEW!28. Bone Marrow Suppression-NEW!29. Oral Mucositis-NEW!30. Psychosocial Issues, Outcomes, and Quality of Life31. Impact of Cancer on Sexuality32. Functional Status-NEW!33. Patient Education-NEW!34. Palliative Care-NEW!35. Family Caregiving-NEW!36. Ethical Considerations-NEW!Unit V. Symptom Management-NEW!37. Fatigue38. Dyspnea39. Pain40. Sleep Disturbance41. Nausea42. Hot Flashes

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