Geriatrics

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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
  • Sexuality
  • 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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Caring for the Older Adult With Cancer in the Ambulatory Setting

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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Handbook for the Care of the Older Adult With Cancer

Bridging the gap between geriatric and oncology nursing, this easy-to-use and practical handbook is applicable to a variety of clinical settings. You'll learn about the prevalence and treatment of cancer in older adults, symptom management, quality of life, physiologic and psychologic issues, altered symptom response, concurrent illnesses and their effect on treatment, spiritual care, and legal issues.

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Oncology Nursing in the Home

Oncology Nursing in the Home provides you with a broad overview of oncology care and guidelines for the care of specific cancer-related problems in the home setting. Sixteen chapters cover essential clinical issues and support services, including: chemotherapy administration in the home, cancer screening, wound and ostomy care, social work, caregiver needs, and more. Other topics include culturally sensitive care, complementary and alternative therapies, care management across settings, and the future of home care. A practical guide to cancer care for homecare nurses, this publication also includes useful samples of patient-teaching sheets.

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