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Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing (2 edn)


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This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing is an essential aid to the practising cancer nurse. It provides a quick reference to the key issues in cancer nursing, and a concise and systematic account of all of the main areas of cancer nursing practice. Filled with key tips and reflection points, each chapter supports professional development for the reader.

The patient, their family, and the experience of cancer are at the heart of this handbook. For the new edition there is a greater focus on survivorship, drawing on recent developments in the area. The Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing promotes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, with references to current best evidence and the latest developments in treatment. Detailed guidance on complex aspects of care are outlined, integrating both psychosocial and physical care to better treat the whole patient.

Written by experienced nurses, the book is laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information on the vast majority of potential clinical scenarios.

  • The concise but detailed format makes complex information immediately accessible
  • Inclusion of new treatments for cancer brings the reader up to date in a rapidly changing field
  • Contains detailed guidance on management and best practice for care in almost all major cancers
  • Filled with key tips and reflection points to support professional development
  • First-hand interviews from people with cancer give an insight into the patient journey

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised and updated, following the latest clinical guidelines and nursing practice
  • Provides a new chapter detailing cancer treatment for teenagers and young adults
  • A greater focus on survivorship and living with and beyond cancer
  • New patient testimonies of personal experiences with cancer