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Caring for Dying People in Critical Care
eChapter  23
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter explores issues of caring for dying people in critical care through interviews with doctors and nurses in general adult critical-care units in the United Kingdom (Seymour 2001)......
The Seed of an Idea: Closing the Gap (Al...an Pearson)
eChapter  1
Added: 20/07/2009
This Chapter follows Alan Pearson as he came to Adelaide and founded the Joanna Briggs Institute......
Thriving as a Health Professional
eChapter  3
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter identifies common challenges health professionals are faced with and the varied responses they could have......
Practicalities and Challenges of Providi...ng Psychosocial Care
eChapter  2
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter explores the types of psychosocial care and how it is given to patients. It also uses examples and templates to clarify each point made......
Constipation
eChapter  11
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter focuses on an evidenced-based practice approach to the management of constipation in the hospice setting and provides an overview of constipation management in the context of caring for a...dults at the end of life...
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims:List of Figures and Tables, Foreword, Introduction, Frequently Asked Questions and Contents List...
Stress and Anxiety
eChapter  8
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter examines stress in patients when faced with cancer and describes specific assessment considerations. It gives guidance and suggestions on how to manage common symptoms and lists and expla...ins specific anxiety related concerns...
Challenges and Opportunities - Educating... the Nurse for Cancer Care
eChapter  2
Added: 20/07/2009
The preparation of nurses for cancer care is an important aspect of the social response to cancer. Following a brief historical overview, this chapter focuses on the challenges and opportunities that ...exist in the formal preparation of nurses for cancer care. The chapter draws on the author's personal experience in developing and teaching cancer nursing at La Trobe University. The final section of this chapter offers potential students a guide to choosing a postgraduate course.
Nausea and Vomiting
eChapter  12
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter emphasises that the nurse's role in the management of nausea and vomiting requires excellent assessment skills and contemporary knowledge of physiology, current pharmacology and appropria...te non pharmacological interventions...
Supporting Families and Carers
eChapter  10
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter examines the characteristics for optimal cancer care and the requirements of health professionals to provide full psychosocial support services to partners, caregivers and other family me...mbers, in addition to the patients themselves...
Environment
eChapter  5
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter examines the preparation and maintenance of resident care equipment, the type of supplies and equipment that staff members use in resident care, the effectiveness of environmental service...s and the way in which waste disposal is managed...
Cancer and Sexuality - a Neglected Issue...?
eChapter  6
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter gives in-depth explanations and reasoning in regard to the great importance of not ignoring sexuality due to the diagnosis of cancer. It gives advice to nurses and other health profession...als as to how to deal with sexual health issues as part of their professional practice and encourages them of the importance of doing so frequently.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims: Foreword, The cover,Dedication, Acknowledgments and Contents...
Quality Management
eChapter  6
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter explains and examines the three expected quality related outcomes of continuous improvement, regulatory compliance, education, staff developments and how to achieve these constantly......
Breaking Bad News
eChapter  4
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter highlights some of the concerns of nurses dealing with the sensitive area of breaking bad news. Suggestions are provided as to the process that might be followed, yet to use skills as nur...ses to determine what is most appropriate in any given situation is also encouraged.
Residents
eChapter  3
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter begins by presenting general preventative strategies and concludes with information about specific infectious agents commonly encountered in aged care facilities......
Caring (for a Person with Cancer)
eChapter  9
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter provides thorough analysis of caring and further clarifies what that indeed includes. The author gives personal insight to her definition of caring and lists the main themes she deems to ...be most relevant and important to a patient, which can be administered through nurses' caring abilities. Case studies and academic evidence are given to substantiate all of the author's comments.
Dispelling Myths, Imparting Knowledge - ...a Guide to Client Education
eChapter  1
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter guides nurses on how to provide effective client education and relevant information which has the potential to enhance the welfare and progress of people with cancer......
Hope - the Inner Strength
eChapter  5
Added: 20/07/2009
Rather than presenting definite and clear-cut answers, this chapter sets out to explore the premise that hope is complex, multidimensional concept of considerable importance to people with potentially... terminal conditions, including cancer. The fact that this chapter raises more questions that it answers suggests that continued questioning of the assumptions underlying this debate is a must for nurses and others associated with those suffering from cancer.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims: Full Contents, Dedications and Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface and About the authors...

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