Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198701101

Mike Tadman
704 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Jun 2019
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
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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.


1 Introduction
The Cancer Problem
2 Cancer epidemiology
3 Cancer biology
4 Cancer prevention and screening
The Experience of Cancer
5 Living with and beyond cancer
6 Gail Eva: The social experience of cancer
Supportive and palliative care
7 Supportive care
8 Patient information and involvement
9 Psychological, social, and spiritual support
10 Gail Eva: Rehabilitation of the cancer patient
11 Complementary therapies
12 Susi Lund: Palliative care
13 Ethics in cancer care
Clinical management of cancer
14 Diagnosis and staging
15 Surgery and cancer
16 Paula Horne and Richard Brown: Radiotherapy
17 Systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT)
18 Toby Eyre: High dose therapy (autologous transplant)
19 Toby Eyre: Allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation
20 Clinical trials
Management of major cancers
21 Bone and soft tissue cancers
22 Breast cancer
23 Central nervous system cancer
24 Colorectal cancer
25 Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
26 Endocrine cancers
27 Anne Margrethe Phillips: Upper gastrointestinal cancers
28 Sammi Kaur-Gill: Genitourinary cancers
29 Gynaecological cancers
30 Toby Eyre: Haematological cancers
31 Head and neck cancers
32 HIV related malignancies
33 Lung cancer
34 Heidi Allen: Skin cancer
35 Karen Sherbourne: Teenage and young adult cancer
Symptom management
36 Assessment
37 Toby Eyre: Bone marrow suppression
38 Toby Eyre: Blood product support
39 Thrombosis
40 Altered bowel function
41 Cancer-related breathlessness
42 Cancer-related fatigue
43 Malignant effusions
44 Nausea and vomiting
45 Nutritional disorders
46 John Curtin: Pain management
47 Susi Lund: Symptom management at the end of life
48 Psychological reactions to cancer
49 Other psychological problems encountered in people with cancer
50 Bridget Taylor: Sexuality and cancer
51 Skin and mucosal alterations
Oncological emergencies
52 Oncological emergencies

About the author: 

Mike Tadman is an Acute Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, working at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He specialises in neuroendocrine tumours, and has published multiple papers on reviews of practice and methods of monitoring disease progression. He is involved with NET Natter, an Oxford-based support and networking group for people affected by neuroendocrine tumours.; Dave Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at Oxford Brookes University, where he has worked since 1999. As a nurse specialising in the care of people with cancer and haematological conditions, he worked in the Oxford Psycho-oncology Service from 1995 until 2014. His interests include communication and psychological interventions in healthcare, and global aspects of health and education. He edited Mental Health Liaison: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, and he is author of Psychosocial Nursing Care. A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person. ; Mark Foulkes has been in post as Nurse Consultant and Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust since 2007. He trained as a general nurse at St Marys Hospital in Paddington, qualifying in 1991. He links with Oxford Brookes University and lectures there on a regular basis. He works clinically on the Acute Oncology Team and in 2016 received a 'Pride of Reading' award for his work with cancer patients. In 2018 he was elected to the board of the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS). Mark has presented and written on a range of subjects and has a particular interest in nurse-led services, innovative approaches to chemotherapy and the political backdrop to cancer services.;

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