• Medical

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Cancer Care

Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905091
Category: Medical
Page: 74
View: 571
Understanding cancer is essential to providing effective nursing care to patients and families affected. This easy-to-use reference guide puts all the necessary information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

    • Medical

Wound Care

Author: Kelly Ryan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780273768838
Category: Medical
Page: 78
View: 5833
Ideal for quick reference in any ward or community environment, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival guide series puts all the crucial information on wound care at your fingertips. It includes all you need to know on: Wound assessment Wound conditions Treatment and dressing choice Pressure ulcers and prevention Healing factors and risk assessment And much more...

    • Medical

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice

Author: Susan Lillyman,Pauline Merrix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905784
Category: Medical
Page: 37
View: 3651
Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

    • Health & Fitness

Cancer and Cancer Care

Author: Debbie Wyatt,Nicholas Hulbert-Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473927374
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 640
View: 5081
‘This book creates new ground for all health professionals working in cancer care to read, enjoy, look at and question their practice.’ Caroline Adcock, Clinical Practice Educator – Haematology and Oncology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Cancer and Cancer Care is a complete study of cancer, the care of people with the disease and its impact on everyday life. Addressing the physical and psychosocial aspects of the illness in detail, it covers all fundamental aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, survival and aspects of psychosocial support for all those affected by cancer: patients, their families, and their healthcare providers. Chapters include: - A review of the latest theory and evidence on over 30 separate topic areas - Reflective questions which challenge readers to reappraise what they have learned - Chapter overviews and chapter summaries which highlight the key points The book is essential reading for all those on cancer care courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It will be valuable reading for nurses, oncologists, psychologists, social workers and all healthcare practitioners and researchers working with people affected by cancer.

    • Medical

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051713
Category: Medical
Page: 500
View: 372
The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

    • Medical

Cancer Nursing

Care in Context
Author: Jessica Corner,Christopher D. Bailey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444309250
Category: Medical
Page: 736
View: 2066
The needs of cancer patients and their families are complex. Yet still more complex are the powerful social and cultural forces that shape the delivery of cancer care, and the way in which it experienced. Cancer Nursing: Care in Context addresses this by adopting a unique approach that situates cancer care in the context of society‘s attitudes to the disease, and the broader every-day needs of both patients and their carers. By combining evidenced-based information, a critical view of care and treatment, and ‘first-hand accounts’ of having cancer and caring for people with cancer, the book provides a new perspective how best to deliver the care that patients truly require. This second edition includes new chapters on prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, self-help and self-management, and living with cancer long-term. It also: • Addresses significant changes in cancer care, including expansion of nursing roles, the establishment of cancer networks and cancer collaborative projects • Considers NICE guidance on Supportive and Palliative care • Incorporates material on prevention and early detection • Includes evidence tables based on relevant literature Cancer Nursing: Care in Context is an invaluable resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.

    • Health & Fitness

The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

Author: Mayo Clinic
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795331894
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 453
View: 3552
From the breast health experts at Mayo Clinic comes a guide to the many aspects of breast cancer—from prevention, to care and coping, to survival, to living with hope. Trustworthy information offered in a spirit of companionship. “This is the best source for readable, up-to-date information—from the world’s experts.” —Dr. Thomas J. Smith, Johns Hopkins Hospital “If you’re looking for a comprehensive, easy-to-read book about an often confusing topic, The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book is for you.” —Henry M. Kuerer, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Professor and Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Training Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center “Readers will likely return again and again to this book as a convenient source of knowledge, insight, and reassurance as they confront the many decisions required in the treatment of breast cancer.” —Clifford A. Hudis, M.D., Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is dedicated to understanding and discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, transforming the quality of life for cancer patients today and into the future. With a multisite national presence, its three campuses—in Pheonix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Rochester, Minn.—offer a broad geographic reach to serve patients. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating discoveries into effective improvements in patient care. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mayo Clinic took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie. The brothers' innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery. The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multispecialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.

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The Myeloma Survival Guide

Essential Advice for Patients and Their Loved Ones, Second Edition
Author: Jim Tamkin, MD, FACP, FACE,Dave Visel
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826128238
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
View: 3764
The definitive guide to living a longer, fuller life with myeloma The Myeloma Survival Guide makes sense of the difficult questions myeloma patients face, dealing with every aspect of life after diagnosis, from creating a wellness team to navigating treatment options to building a financial safety net. Jim Tamkin, MD, who lived with myeloma for 11 years, and Dave Visel share the insights they've gained as a doctor, patient, and caregiver, including: Everything you need to know about drugs and treatments, including stem cell transplants How to deal with the pain and side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery Insurance and tax benefits to save money and get you the care you deserve Take-charge tools you can use today to feel better tomorrow The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on pills and medical adherence. "An invaluable guide to patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Not only have they provided clear information on the disease and its treatment, but most importantly also convey critical guidance on how to deal with the very personal life-impacting effects of this disease for patients and family members alike." –Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Jim Tamkin, MD, FACP, FACE, lived with myeloma for 11 years. He co-founded the TBA (Their Best Advice) Foundation with Dave Visel in 2009 to provide myeloma patients with the resources they need to cope with the disease. He worked as an internist and endocrinologist in Los Angeles until his death in March 2011. Dave Visel is co-founder of the TBA Foundation and author of Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide. He is a retired advertising copywriter and marketing executive, and is a caregiver to his wife, Karen, who has leukemia. They live in Los Angeles. www.TBAfoundation.org

    • Health & Fitness

Prostate and Cancer

A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival
Author: Sheldon Marks
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738213477
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
View: 6780
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting American men, with over 186,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States annually; 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Renowned prostate cancer specialist Sheldon Marks offers the definitive guide for men concerned about or diagnosed with prostate cancer, and for their families. Since the third edition (2003), there have been significant changes in treatment and resources. Working with Dr. Judd Moul, the Chairman of Urology at Duke and one of the world's top experts on prostate cancer, Marks provides the most up-to- date information on diagnosis, treatment, and common questions.

    • Health & Fitness

Lung Cancer

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1936374382
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 130
View: 4457
"What is my prognosis? What are my treatment options? Which therapies would be the most effective for my stage of lung cancer? "These and other frequently asked questions are addressed in this crucial reference designed to help patients educate themselves and obtain the best possible treatments. The completely revised second edition has been updated to include a discussion of the movement towards customized chemotherapy; treatment options for early-stage lung cancer including minimally invasive surgery; and the most promising treatments, among them multimodality therapy--a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dr. Scott also surveys tests for early detection of lung cancer, talks about the importance of cancer staging, examines alternative treatments, and offers advice on coping with emotions such as "smoker's guilt."

    • Health & Fitness

The Chemotherapy Survival Guide

Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment
Author: Judith McKay,Tamera Schacher,Tammy Schacher
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246219
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 280
View: 5285
When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country. Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.

    • Medical

Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing

Author: Dave Roberts (MSc.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198569244
Category: Medical
Page: 693
View: 2480
Packed full of clinical information and practical advice, the Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing is a handbook for all cancer nurses. Designed to be used on the ward, in the community, and for studying and revision, it contains expert guidance on all aspects of the nurse's role. At the heart of this handbook is the patient, their family, and the experience of cancer. Information is included on cancer biology, treatment, and the management of different cancers. Written by experienced nurses, it will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The book is laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information, and covers the vast majority of clinical scenarios.

    • Health & Fitness

After Breast Cancer

A Common-Sense Guide to Life After Treatment
Author: Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307481207
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 1088
As women quickly discover, their life when treatment ends is very different from what it was before their diagnosis. Often exhausted, anxious, and emotionally volatile, they are beset by physical discomforts, fearful of intimacy, afraid for their children, worried about recurrence. Anticipating a return to “normalcy,” they discover that the old version of normal no longer applies. There could be no more knowledgeable guide for women embarking on this complicated journey than Hester Hill Schnipper, who is herself both an experienced oncology social worker and a breast cancer survivor. This comprehensive handbook provides jargon-free information on the wide range of practical issues women face as they navigate the journey back to health, including: •Managing physical problems such as fatigue, hot flashes, and aches and pains •Handling relationships: your children, your partner, your parents, your friends. •How to regain emotional and sexual intimacy •Coping with financial and workplace issues •Genetic testing: why, whether, when •How to move beyond the fear of recurrence •And much more This indispensable book will help you rediscover your capacity for joy as you move forward into the future—as a survivor. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Cancer

Riding the Cancer Coaster

Survival Guide for Teens and Young Adults
Author: Clarissa Schilstra
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514208083
Category: Cancer
Page: 82
View: 3721
A diagnosis of cancer is devastating at any age. For teenagers and young adults, it presents a unique challenge both socially and emotionally. You strive for independence, but cancer leaves you completely dependent on those around you. At an age when you want nothing but to be with your peers, isolation resulting from a compromised immune system leaves you starving for social contact. When you should be able to start setting goals for the future, you are confronted with the possibility of having no future at all. This all makes staying positive very difficult. Through her own experiences as a two-time cancer survivor, and previous teen cancer patient who faced a forty percent chance of survival, Clarissa Schilstra has learned a great deal about all of these challenges and how to cope with them. In the pages of this book, she shares those stories and strategies, in an effort to provide a guide through the emotional roller coaster that is cancer treatment and life as a cancer survivor. A foreword by Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, FAPOS is included.

    • Medical

The Patient Survival Guide

8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections
Author: Maryanne McGuckin, Dr., Sc., Ed.
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617051187
Category: Medical
Page: 159
View: 1780
Gold Winner 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of The Year, Health Category The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations. Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience. The Patient Survival Guide: Inspires you to be a your own advocate Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilities

    • Health & Fitness

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook

Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer
Author: Judy C. Kneece
Publisher: Edu Care Incorporated
ISBN: 9781886665224
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 230
View: 7363

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After Cancer Care

The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well for Patients after Ca ncer
Author: Gerald Lemole,Pallav Mehta,Dwight Mckee,Mehmet Oz
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623365031
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
View: 1067
After the intense experience and range of emotion that comes with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy (or all three), cancer patients often find themselves with little or no guidance when it comes to their health post-treatment. After Cancer Care is the much-needed authoritative, approachable guide that fills this gap. It includes information on how to maintain physical health—with chapters on epigenetics, nutrition, and exercise—as well as emotional health through stress management techniques. The cutting-edge and growingly popular science of Epigenetics has shown that you are not stuck with your genetic history: your choices in diet, exercise, and even relationships can help determine whether or not your genes promote cancer, and therefore determine your propensity for relapse. Your lifestyle has an effect on the most common types of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, and lymphoma. The doctors present easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes to help you “turn on” hundreds of genes that fight cancer, and “turn off” the ones that encourage cancer, while recommending lifestyle plans to address each type. In addition, they share 34 healthy recipes and tips on staying active and exercising, detoxifying your house and environment, and taking supplements to help prevent relapse. With more than three decades of post-cancer-care experience, Drs. Lemole, Mehta, and McKee break down the science into palatable, practical takeaways so that you can drastically improve your quality of life and enjoy many years of cancer-free serenity.

    • Family & Relationships

My Child Has Cancer

A Parent's Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival
Author: Della L. Howell
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275996017
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 198
View: 462
They are four words that can terrify any parent to the core: Your child has cancer. Each year more than 13,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. The shock and demands of that diagnosis can be overwhelming for the parents, children, family, and friends as they face the emotions, along with the need to understand what the diagnosis means as well as what treatments are available and which are right for them. Parents, family members, friends, and professionals in healthcare will find support in this book. Written by a specialist in Pediatric Oncology, who is herself a cancer survivor as well as the mother of three young children, this book is clearly-stated and offers comprehensive information about the cancers that strike our youngest. They are four words that can terrify any parent to the core: Your child has cancer. Each year, more than 13,000 children and teenagers in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. The shock and demands of that diagnosis can be overwhelming for the parents, children, family members, and friends, as they face the emotions along with the need to understand what the diagnosis means, what treatments are available and which are right for them. In this book, there is support for all. Written by a specialist in Pediatric Oncology who is herself a cancer patient as well as the mother of three young children, this guide offers clearly stated and comprehensive information about the cancers that strike our youngest. Dr. Howell explains the 12 types of childhood cancer, with leukemias and tumors of the brain and nervous system most common. She tells us what the overall prognosis is, and how cancers affect children differently than they do adults, as well as what little is known about the causes, and she details the controversies on that subject. Howell explains common procedures and tests before, during, and after therapy, as well as the potential side effects. This compassionate physician does not ignore the vitally important issues of emotion--how to find the calm and strength to help the child or teen and be his or her best advocate, how to tell the child the diagnosis, what questions to anticipate, and how to deal with other family members and friends.

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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient

Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families in a Community Setting
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309134161
Category: Medical
Page: 454
View: 4458
Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and thereby adversely affect the health of cancer patients. Psychological and social problems created or exacerbated by cancer--including depression and other emotional problems; lack of information or skills needed to manage the illness; lack of transportation or other resources; and disruptions in work, school, and family life--cause additional suffering, weaken adherence to prescribed treatments, and threaten patients' return to health. Today, it is not possible to deliver high-quality cancer care without using existing approaches, tools, and resources to address patients' psychosocial health needs. All patients with cancer and their families should expect and receive cancer care that ensures the provision of appropriate psychosocial health services. Cancer Care for the Whole Patient recommends actions that oncology providers, health policy makers, educators, health insurers, health planners, researchers and research sponsors, and consumer advocates should undertake to ensure that this standard is met.

    • Medical

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges

Author: Helen Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906012
Category: Medical
Page: 58
View: 6020
Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.