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 nursing
Consistent format in disease chapters for quick access and understanding of key information
Review questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapter
New to this Edition
New chapter on Functional Status and its effect on patient outcomes
New chapter on Ethical Considerations for the oncology nurse
New chapters on Skin Integrity, Oral Mucositis, Bone Marrow Suppression
New chapter on Palliative Care offers information regarding providing physical and emotional comfort to dying patients and their families
New chapters on Patient Education and Family Caregiving for information on assisting families that provide needed health services and support outside of the healthcare setting
New Symptom Management unit with new chapters on Dyspnea, Sleep Disturbance, Nausea, and Hot Flashes
Case studies at the end of each chapter correspond with chapter content and review questions with rationales
30. Psychosocial Issues, Outcomes, and Quality of Life
31. Impact of Cancer on Sexuality
32. Functional Status-NEW!
33. Patient Education-NEW!
34. Palliative Care-NEW!
35. Family Caregiving-NEW!
36. Ethical Considerations-NEW!
Unit V. Symptom Management-NEW!
40. Sleep Disturbance
42. Hot Flashes
By Martha Langhorne, MSN, RN, FNP, AOCN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Oncology/Nursing Education and Research, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City; Nurse Practitioner, United Medical Associates Gastroenterology, Binghamton, Ny; Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN; and Shirley E. Otto, MSN, CRNI, AOCN, Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS