This book deals with Cancer being a chronic and deadly disease and the ways to cope up with it. This book mainly focusses on the nursing portion of the infected patients. The reader would be able to look at the disease from the perspective of the patients. This book would help in learning how the infected people are taken care of and how every small element around them can create a big difference.
This is a comprehensive handbook, with a nursing focus, on the care and management of patients with haematological disorders. Divided into four sections, the first provides an introduction to haematology, looking at haemopoiesis, immunology and genetics. Section Two covers non-malignant haematology, including anaemia, haemoglobinopathies and haemochromatosis. Section Three explores the pathophysiology, care and management of myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders, including leukaemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. The final section provides information on various nursing care interventions, including blood transfusion, venous access devices, and palliative care.
Aimed principally at nurses working in a variety of settings including haematology/oncology wards, medical/haematology wards, specialist bone marrow transplant centres, and community settings, Haematology Nursing is an essential and much-needed reference guide.
This book presents a synthesis of important issues, which underpin the practice of advanced cancer nursing and are vital to experienced practitioners in moving cancer nursing forward. The central concerns of the book reflect the emerging roles of the advanced specialist practitioner and include advanced practice, education, management and research. The text is written by recognised cancer nursing experts from throughout Europe who collectively are involved in shaping the future of cancer nursing across the continent.