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Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims:List of Figures and Tables, Foreword, Introduction, Frequently Asked Questions and Contents List...
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.
Assessing Concerns
eChapter  5
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter explores how to properly assess patient concerns and provides guidance on how to approach this......
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims: Foreword, The cover,Dedication, Acknowledgments and Contents...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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......
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......
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.
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...
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......
Depression
eChapter  7
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter contends that emotional concerns should always be addressed as part of a comprehensive psychosocial intervention, which usually involves strategies to deal with physical, practical, socia...l and spiritual needs...
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.
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.
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.
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.

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