Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

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November 2005



This text is a primer on the care of the patient with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, for nurses who may not have experience in this demanding speciality. The book begins with a comprehensive look at the issues and scope of the frequently used term "quality of life".


Contributors. Series Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1 Quality of life and the cancer journey, Suzanne Nikoletti and S. Robin Cohen. Chapter 2 The impact of cancer on self--concept, Liz Ashton. Chapter 3 The impact of cancer on the family, Linda J. Kristjanson and Sue Davis. Chapter 4 Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract: head and neck, Peter Rhys Evans and Fran Rhys Evans. Chapter 5 Cancfer of the upper gastrointestinal tract, Karen Tarbuni, Hanif Shiwani and Peter Sedman. Chapter 6 Cancer of the lower gastrointestinal tract: colon and rectum cancer, Mandi Bulmer and Graeme Duthie. Chapter 7 Nutrition and gastrointestinal cancer, Diane Palmer and Pamela Barker. Chapter 8 Care of the patient receiving radiotherapy, Davina Porock. Chapter 9 Care of the patient receiving chemotherapy, Sally Legge. Chapter 10 Symptom management and palliative care, Julie MacDonald and Tracey McCready. Index.
EAN: 9781861562654
ISBN: 1861562659
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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