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Lower Limb Lymphodema
Lower Limb Lymphodema is characterised by the swelling of limbs and can lead to disabling functional impairment and immobility and a lowered self esteem. This chapter discusses secondary lymphoedema o...f the lower limbs as a result of gynaecological cancer.
Women with gynaecological cancer can require stomas as a result of surgery for tumour removal or reduction, or the progression and complications of a tumour. This chapter explores the role of stomas i...n the care of women with gynaecological cancer...
Urinary difficulties associated with gynaecological cancer include urinary incontinence, retention of urine, cystitis, ureteric obstruction, and urinary fistula. This chapter looks at these urinary pr...oblems and the methods used in their treatment...
Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
In addition to best practice in medical and nursing care, comprehensive cancer management also requires best practice in psychosocial care. In this chapter, learn how to provide extensive psychosocial... and spiritual care to patients...
Sexuality and Body Image
A woman living with gynaecological cancer is confronted by a range of problems that can have a profound psychological impact on the woman and her partner. The important issue of sexuality and body ima...ge is explored in this chapter...
Social and Cultural Diversity
This chapter discusses two challenges for health professionals working with women from diverse backgrounds: recognising barriers that exist in providing care for women of diverse backgrounds; and comm...unicating sensitively with these women...
Palliative care recognises that cure or long term control of disease is not possible; it is thus concerned with quality rather than quantity of life. This chapter concerns palliative care; its levels,... aims, types and more...
Advanced Symptom Management
Symptoms associated with progressive gynaecological malignancy include pain, fatigue, breathlessness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation and symptoms associated with haemorrhage and fungation. T...his chapter examines the management of these symptoms.
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Women with gynaecological cancer experience a range of challenges and losses. This chapter discusses the challenges of potential loss, grief and bereavement faced by women with gynaecological cancer......
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is in...cluded and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Accounting For Care: Documenting Residen...tial Aged Care Nursing
This chapter explores the problem of documentation in nursing homes. It outlines the forces that influence written records of caregiving in nursing homes and considers specific fatcors that inhibit pr...ogress towards a professional standard of documentation
Social Assessment Documentation: Genogra...ms and Ecomaps
This chapter explores the use of genograms and ecological maps (commonly called ecomaps) in acquiring a better understanding of patients, allowing nurses to provide them with a better standard of care......
Documented Life and Death In a Nursing H...ome
This chapter provides a hypothetical account of the last year in an elderly man's life. The chapter will provide an overview of his care in order to emphasise the fact that good documentation always u...nderpins the preferred client outcome...
Charting by Exception in Aged Care
Charting by exception (CBE) is an exciting development in nursing documentation. This chapter focuses on charting by exception and includes guidelines, support processes as well as issues to consider ...when implementing this new practice...
Documenting the Cultural Dimension of Pr...actice
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...
Legal Issues in Documentation
At no point can you afford to be careless in your attitude towards documenting nursing care. Inadequate records may give the client's account of the circumstances surrounding the care more credence th...an your hazy recollection. In this chapter, learn about the importance of contemporaneous record keeping, about the legal complications of poor documentation and more.
Clinical Nurse Consultation: Documenting... Diabetes Education, The
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.
Looking to the Future: Critical Pathways
This chapter educates nurses on critical pathways; multidisciplinary patient-care tools used in case management models to co-ordinate and facilitate the efficient and effective management of various p...atient groups. It informs on the importance of pathways and includes reproduced copies of various pathways.
Charting the Waters of Client's Emotions
This chapter emphasises the importance of including clients' subjective or emotional responses in nursing documentation. Whether your client is an in-patient in a general or psychiatric hospital, a re...sident in a nursing home or a community health client, documenting their emotional status helps inform other team members, so the most appropriate care can be planned and implemented.
Documenting the Intangible
This chapter discusses how to assess the spiritual needs of patients in order to become better equipped with providing care. It encourages nurses to listen to and empathise with patients in order that... they receive the spiritual care and guidance they require.