By: D. Cope & A. Reb, (Eds.)
Published by: Oncology Nursing Society
Publication date: 2006
An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult With Cancer
Winner of a 2006 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Gerontologic Nursing Category (Second Place)
Highlighting a recent frontier in the field of oncology, the highly specialized and individually tailored care of the older adult, this text provides you with a comprehensive guide to caring for this ever-growing patient population. Topics include
- Cancer and the aging population
- Research issues
- Physiology of aging
- Cancer screening
- Pharmacologic issues
- Nutritional care
- Symptom management of pain
- Spiritual and palliative care
- Cancer survivorship.
You will also gain valuable information on a variety of cancers and their specific effect on older adults, including breast, colorectal, head and neck, lung, and prostate cancer; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; and hematologic malignancies and disorders. If you are caring for older adults with cancer, you should consider adding this new text to your nursing library!
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