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Framing Palliative Care
eChapter  1
Added: 21/07/2009
The purpose of this chapter is to disseminate knowledge of palliative-care nursing to improve the care of people at the end of their lives and to provide care and assistance to their families, friends... and carers...
Sexuality and Body Image
eChapter  17
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter aims to highlight why sexuality and body image need to be considered in the palliative care context and outlines strategies to assist nurses to discuss and respond to sexuality issues tha...t can arise in the palliative-care setting...
Palliative Care in Chronic Illness
eChapter  21
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter is concerned with specialist palliative care of adults suffering from illnesses other than cancer......
Bereavement
eChapter  20
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter provides guidelines to assist in the identification of people at risk of adverse bereavement outcomes, highlights the importance of grief education, and provides examples of different typ...es of general bereavement support...
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)......
What is the Psychosocial Impact of Cance...r?
eChapter  1
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter guides health professionals through how to support a patient who has just been diagnosed with cancer. It also defines the psychosocial impact of cancer, the concerns that are brought with... this and how to deal with these various concerns...
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......
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......
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......
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.
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.
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.

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