"An Introduction to Cancer Care" serves as an important introduction to Cancer Care for any health care professional that comes into contact with individuals and their families who suffer from cancer. Care needs to be holistic and evidence based in order that the patient can experience the best possible quality of life throughout the cancer journey. The structure of the book relates closely to this journey and also to national guidelines for excellence in cancer care. Research, communication skills and psychosocial care are themes, which run throughout the book along with culture and multi-professional working. The book includes subjects such as: understanding the nature of cancer, common cancers and treatment; body image; symptom management; and, ethical and legal issues. "An Introduction to Cancer Care" is aimed at students and professionals who require more knowledge in cancer care, for those who wish to consolidate their existing knowledge and for people returning to practice in this area.
Tracey McCready, RGN, Lecturer, Public Health and Cancer Care Team, University of Hull, UK Julie MacDonald, RGN, Lecturer, Care of the Older Person Team, University of Hull, UK
Preface. Chapter 1: Understanding cancer. Chapter 2: Health promotion in cancer care. Chapter 3: Colorectal cancer. Chapter 4: Breast cancer. Chapter 5: Lung cancer. Chapter 6: Prostate cancer. Chapter 7: Gynaecological cancers. Chapter 8: Treatments for cancer. Chapter 9: Complementary therapies. Chapter 10: Pain and symptom management. Chapter 11: Body image and sexuality. Chapter 12: Legal and ethical issues. Chapter 13: Surviving cancer. Index.
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