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Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners

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This text is a primer on the care of the patient with cancer of thegastrointestinal tract, for nurses who may not have experience inthis demanding speciality.

The book begins with a comprehensive look at the issues andscope of the frequently used term "quality of life". Chapters twoand three take an in-depth look at the impact of cancer on theindividual and the family. Chapters four to six then introduce theprincipal aspects of cancer as a disease from both a medical andnursing perspective, beginning with cancers of the aerodigestivetract through to lower gastrointestinal cancers.

Chapter seven covers the role of nutrition in the prevention ofcancer and the nutritional management of patients with cancer.Chapters eight and nine provide a guide to the management ofpatients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy in order tofamiliarize the gastroenterology nurse with what may lie ahead forthe patient.

The final chapter outlines the principles of symptom managementand palliative care for integration into patient care throughoutthe course of cancer.

This text is a primer on the care of the patient with cancer of thegastrointestinal tract, for nurses who may not have experience inthis demanding speciality.

The book begins with a comprehensive look at the issues andscope of the frequently used term "quality of life". Chapters twoand three take an in-depth look at the impact of cancer on theindividual and the family. Chapters four to six then introduce theprincipal aspects of cancer as a disease from both a medical andnursing perspective, beginning with cancers of the aerodigestivetract through to lower gastrointestinal cancers.

Chapter seven covers the role of nutrition in the prevention ofcancer and the nutritional management of patients with cancer.Chapters eight and nine provide a guide to the management ofpatients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy in order tofamiliarize the gastroenterology nurse with what may lie ahead forthe patient.

The final chapter outlines the principles of symptom managementand palliative care for integration into patient care throughoutthe course of cancer.

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Publish date: Feb 3, 2006
Added to Scribd: Jun 02, 2013
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