Perspectives on Cancer Care is a unique collection of insights from contributors, based on their specific expertise and experience. It provides a range of perspectives on cancer care that can inspire the readers and encourage high quality care through an enhanced understanding of the patients' needs and the carers' skills.
Perspectives on Cancer Care presents a series of chapters highlighting different circumstances and approaches to the complex reality of cancer care. In each chapter the author presents their own picture of their experience of the individual's needs and the care required to address these needs, illustrating the particular sensitivity, trust, empathy and support required in the care of patients with cancer and their families. The holistic approach to total care is a prominent feature in cancer care and this is illustrated throughout the various chapters.
This collection of perspectives on cancer care:
¡öhighlights particular issues in the field
¡öencourages 'best practice'
¡ödraws on the expertise of specialist practitioners in the field of cancer care
¡öfeatures a holistic approach to cancer care, illustrated through scenarios
Table of Contents
Foreword (Professor Roger Watson).
Introduction (Tonks N. Fawcett and Anne McQueen).
1 Cancer: a journey of discovery (Tonks N. Fawcett).
¡öCancer as a journey.
¡öThe treatment journey.
¡öLife after treatment.
¡öThe cancer care journey: then and now.
¡öCancer journeys: stories and narratives.
¡öReflections on the journeys.
2 Integrating cancer genetics into healthcare (Roseanne Cetnarskyj).
¡öThe relevance of genetics to the nurse's practice.
¡öIdentifying individuals with or at risk of genetic conditions.
¡öGathering multi-generational family history information.
¡öUsing family history information to draw a pedigree.
¡öRecognising a mode of inheritance in a family.
¡öAssessing genetic risk.
¡öReferring individuals to specialist sources.
¡öGenetic laboratory testing.
¡öCommunicating with individuals, families and healthcare staff.
¡öRare cancer syndromes.
3 'Being with woman': the care of the childbearing woman with cancer (Rosemary Mander).
¡öSignificance of cancer in childbearing.
¡öInteraction of the cancer with the pregnancy and childbirth.
¡öCancer, childbearing and conflicts of interest.
¡öImplications for the midwife and other staff.
¡öSupport for the childbearing woman with cancer and her family.
4 Mucositis and the development of a new instrument for the measurement of oral mucositis in children (Deborah Tomlinson and Lillian Sung).
¡öPathophysiology of oral mucositis.
¡öMeasuring oral mucositis in adults.
¡öMeasuring oral mucositis in children.
¡öDevelopment of children's international mucositis evaluation scale.
5 Facing the challenges of primary malignant brain tumours (Shanne McNamara).
¡öOrigins and classification.
¡öClinical manifestations of primary malignant brain tumours.
¡öImpact of diagnosis on the patient and their family.
¡öA multidisciplinary approach.
6 Cancer and the surgeon (Ashley Brown).
¡öBecoming a cancer surgeon.
¡öSurgery as a treatment regime for cancer.
¡öPrinciples of cancer surgery.
¡öThe surgeon and the patient newly diagnosed with cancer.
¡öThe multidisciplinary team.
¡öRecovering from cancer surgery.
¡öThe surgeon and the clinical nurse specialist.
¡öThe joys and heartaches of a cancer surgeon.
7 Cancer pain (Papiya B. Russell and Anil Tandon).
¡öThe concept of total pain.
¡öAssessment and management of emotional, psychological or spiritual pain.
¡öAssessment and management of pain.
¡öThe use of adjuvant analgesics.
¡öThe specific challenge of neuropathic pain.
¡öOther pain-relieving measures.
¡öRelieving pain at the end of life.
8 Cancer-related fatigue (Antonia Dean).
¡öDefinitions of cancer-related fatigue.
¡öThe experience of cancer-related fatigue.
¡öAssessing and measuring cancer-related fatigue.
¡öCauses and mediators of cancer-related fatigue.
¡öManagement of cancer-related fatigue.
9 The clinical research nurse in cancer clinical trials (Patricia B. Campbell).
¡öPreparation of research nurses.
¡öPhases of clinical trials in cancer care.
¡öThe nurse¨Cpatient relationship in cancer clinical trials.
10 Emotional work of caring in cancer nursing (Anne McQueen).
¡öCaring in cancer nursing.
11 The management of rectal cancer and the consequences of treatment (Gillian Knowles and Rachel Haigh).
¡öIncidence, risk factors and aetiology.
¡öPresenting features, diagnosis and staging.
¡öManagement and treatment.
¡öSelf-care and supportive interventions.
12 Sustaining hope in people with cancer: developments in palliative and end-of-life care (Margaret Colquhoun and Vicky Hill).
¡öThe nature of hope.
¡öModels and frameworks.
¡öThe Gold Standards Framework.
¡öLiverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient.
¡öModels, frameworks and hope.
¡öConclusion (Tonks N. Fawcett and Anne McQueen).
Colour plate section.
Josephine (Tonks) N Fawcett is Senior Lecturer and Anne McQueen is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh
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