Caring for the Older Adult With Cancer in the Ambulatory Setting

Diane Cope | Lorraine McEvoy
9781935864141
Oncology Nursing Society
2012
214
Softcover

Overview

As the general population continues to age, more patients are being diagnosed and living with cancer at an older age than ever before. Healthcare professionals are faced with unique challenges in treating the older patient with cancer, and this detailed text examines issues surrounding caring for this population type. Caring for the Older Adult With Cancer in the Ambulatory Setting examines cancer and the aging population, including ambulatory oncology care and the role of the ambulatory oncology nurse. You’ll also find information on the physiology of aging and how older adults are impacted. The book details theories of aging, the physiologics of aging, pharmacokinetics, and more. The book also covers developing a comprehensive geriatric assessment, issues involving hospice and palliative care, survivorship issues in the older adult, psychosocial issues, and symptom management in the older adult with cancer (including anorexia and weight loss, cognitive impairment, dehydration, fatigue, pain, and sexuality).

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