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Ethical Challenges for Cancer Nurses
eChapter  10
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter examines the continuous ethical challenges for nurses providing care during situations involving patients with cancer. It gives nurses guidance to take more responsibility with dealing wi...th those ethical challenges and points out the considerable opportunity for cancer nurses to facilitate and evaluate ethical decision-making processes, and adds that by doing so nurses will contribute to the development of a dynamic and progressive professional ethic in cancer nursing.
Providing Group Programs for Cancer Pati...ents and Carers
eChapter  12
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter outlines two peer support options available for cancer patients and their carers: peer group programs and support groups......
Appendix A: Australian & New Zealand Hea...lth Departments; and Appendix B: Notifiable Diseases
eChapter  Appendix A & B
Added: 20/07/2009
Appendix A: Australian and New Zealand Health Departments; Appendix B: Notifiable Diseases...
Palliative Care - An Integrated Part of ...Cancer Care
eChapter  12
Added: 20/07/2009
In this chapter a model of care has been demonstrated that recognises palliative care as a positive step in the management of patients with advanced cancer. By combining the knowledge and skills of al...l specialities, challenging nurses' attitudes and beliefs about the care they deliver and recognising the need to change many of the traditions, rituals, mores and policies and procedures that have developed within nursing cultures over the decades, nurses can help patients to look forward to a greater quality of life.
The Importance of Communication and the ...Provision of Information in Patient Care
eChapter  3
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter, in reviewing the importance of communication and information in the provision of patient care, also demonstrates the importance of the nurse's role in such provision. It emphasises the o...pinion that the value of the nurse-patient relationship can never be over estimated and, as a source of information and support, the nurse is irreplaceable.
Assessing and Knowing the Person with Ca...ncer
eChapter  8
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter has two central concepts. One is of knowing each individual patient - what they value, how they cope, their physical reactions, and who is important to them. The other concept looks at th...e 'normal'; how novice nurses deal with common responses to a situation, and how, with more experience and expertise, nurses are able to comprehend and care for a wider range of patient responses. These two concepts are also applied to nursing assessment of cancer patients.
Caregiver Support
eChapter  13
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter offers practical suggestions that nurses may utilise to support themselves, each other and significant others. Some are orientated toward the self, others are suggested in support of othe...rs. It suggests that if nurses offer and receive the support necessary to function, care of the oncology client, although challenging, will remain a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Staff
eChapter  2
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter discusses staff responsibilities, advises on staff health and hygiene and provides a guide on what to do if either they or a resident are infected with an infection......
Spirituality - The Essence of Cancer Car...e
eChapter  11
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter emphasises the appreciation of the role of spirituality and its practical application within the clinical domain. Ample evidence is given and referenced to support the claim that meeting ...a cancer patient's spiritual needs can also diminish the severity of their symptoms, thus reducing the need for prescribed therapies. It also guides nurses on the importance of spirituality for themselves as well as their patients.
Common Infections and Infectious Disease...s
eChapter  7
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter discusses some of the important features of common infections and infectious diseases......
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Nursing the Person with Cancer: A Book for all Nurses. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series... is included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Exploring the Boundries of Oncological N...ursing Practice
eChapter  15
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter critically evaluates the heath care system and the nurses role within this system. It lists the movements that are being created for a better future and offers a range of opportunities an...d suggestions for nurses who wish to create a better future, which this author believes is primarily in the hands of nurses today.
Fatigue
eChapter  10
Added: 20/07/2009
The message of this chapter is that a single approach cannot manage fatigue. Fatigue is a total experience affecting a person physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. A comprehensive approach t...o nursing management is thus required...
第一章: 护士长 (The Nurse Manager)
eChapter  1
Added: 15/07/2009
当代医疗保健机构的特点决定了护士长的责任是复杂多样,并且不同的工作环境要求护士长具备某些具体而特定的技能。但是,管理技能与领导技能对...护士长而言是在所有不同工作环境下都需要具备的。并且,管理和领导这两个词被频繁地用来描述护士长在处理特定事件时的职责与技能。
When I Had My Baby Here!
eChapter  8
Added: 06/07/2009
In this chapter the experiences of several Hmong and Vietnamese women who had their babies in Australian maternity hospitals are examined. The chapter is divided into three main areas: pregnancy, birt...h and confinement, and presents a valuable perspective on the impact of culture upon childbirth.
Documenting the Cultural Dimension of Pr...actice
eChapter  5
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter explores the ways three New Zealand nurses have found to document the cultural dimension in practice. From their work in diverse communities, they explain the emphasis they place on cultu...re when assessing and documenting aspects of health...
The Challenge of Migrant Motherhood: The... Childrearing Practises of Chinese First-Time Mothers in Australia
eChapter  9
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter concerns the experiences of 20 Chinese migrant women who became mothers for the first time in their adopted country of Australia. Being a first-time mother is challenging enough, but bein...g a first-time mother and a migrant, even more so.
Antenatal and Postnatal Maternity Care f...or Vietnamese Women
eChapter  5
Added: 06/07/2009
This chapter considers the encounters between healthcare providers and Vietnamese women in childbearing situations. The women's background is first studied, followed by Vietnamese practices in these s...ituations. A discussion of the two attitudes attempts to reconcile the differences by means of changes in practice.
Clinical Nurse Consultation: Documenting... Diabetes Education, The
eChapter  7
Added: 06/07/2009
Documentation by DEs must meet the requirements of good documentation specified by nursing bodies and the law. This chapter explains these requirements and addresses specific issues relevant to the pr...actice of diabetes education.
Birth in a New Country
eChapter  7
Added: 06/07/2009
Australia’s population is ethnically diverse, with communities from over 100 different birthplaces. This diversity has created new challenges in the delivery of healthcare services, and this chapter... explores these issues through a major study conducted by Katherine Cape.

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