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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.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/07/2009
Prelims: Full Contents, Dedications and Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface and About the authors...
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...
Infection Control Overview
eChapter  1
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter explores how to achieve effective infection control through discussing and explaining infections and the principles of infection control. It also guides the reader on how to achieve a saf...e environment of care...
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.
Infection Control Procedures and Practic...es
eChapter  4
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter explains the actions of the staff, management of equipment and procedures required by the residents and looks at infection control principles in all aspects of resident care so that staff... can ensure that the chain of infection is broken...
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......
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......
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...
Coping with Common Concerns
eChapter  6
Added: 20/07/2009
This chapter emphasises how health professionals can use many straight forward but effective strategies to help cancer patients and their families manage common concerns......

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