Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Cancer Care

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905091

Category: Medical

Page: 74

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Understanding cancer is essential to providing effective nursing care to patients and families affected. This easy-to-use reference guide puts all the necessary information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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Chemotherapie und Bestrahlung für Dummies

Author: Alan P. Lyss,Humberto Fagundes,Patricia Corrigan

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783527704798

Category:

Page: 336

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Chemotherapie und Bestrahlung sind für Betroffene und Angehörige gleichermaßen belastend. Dieses Buch erklärt leicht verständlich die üblichen Tests, erläutert die die Vor- und Nachteile sowie die Nebeneffekte der Therapien und nimmt so den Schrecken vor der Diagnose. Die Autoren weisen Wege, wie man Ängsten und Sorgen begegnen kann. Sie zeigen, wie sich Betroffene und Angehörige auf die Zeit der Therapie vorbereiten können und wie die Umstellung der Ernährung und Entspannungsübungen auf dem Weg zur Heilung helfen. Tipps für die Suche nach Selbsthilfegruppen und das Verhalten nach der Therapie runden den Band ab.
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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Palliative Care

Author: Heather Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905849

Category: Medical

Page: 80

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This easy-to-use guide provides a quick reference to the principles of palliative and end-of-life care for adults, to help you enable your patients to not only die peacefully but also live until they die. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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The Chemotherapy Survival Guide

Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

Author: Judith McKay,Tamera Schacher

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246219

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 7999

When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country. Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.
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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Nutrition and Hydration

Author: Linda Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906101

Category: Medical

Page: 30

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The proper assessment and provision of nutrition and hydration to patients is a major part of any nursing or health professional's role. This guide gives you an easy-to-use reference to the main procedures and implications in developing a proper nutrition and hydration plan. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Child Protection : Safeguarding Children Against Abuse

Author: Iain Moody,Barry Fearnley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905938

Category: Medical

Page: 50

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Ensuring the safeguarding of children is a highly important and challenging task for all professionals working in a healthcare environment. This pocket-sized guide will help you develop your understanding of the issues and enable you to identify and respond to difficult child protection concerns with confidence. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203309X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

View: 502

This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts
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Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051748

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051713

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 7136

The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines
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Nurses' Guide to Cancer Care

Author: Constance S. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675005

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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Bringing together her extensive clinical experience and information from authoritative sources, Kirkpatrick offers nurses a complete, up-to-date guide to the integrated practice of nursing for cancer patients. She provides information on cancer epidemiology and the microbiology and physiology of the cancer process, plus clear instructions on, for example, the clinical management of specific types of cancer and types of chemotherapy. The broad background and detailed information on procedures will serve as a basis for comprehensive cancer nursing care at a primary provider or management level. Appropriate as a text, reference, or study guide, Nurses' Guide to Cancer Care covers all the specific content required for the Oncology Nursing Certification examination.
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ObamaCare Survival Guide

The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

Author: Nick J. Tate

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 0893349097

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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We Read the Law So You Don’t Have To The practical handbook to making good decisions in our changing healthcare marketplace. At over 2,700 pages - with an additional 20,000 pages of regulations -the ObamaCare law is longer than the Bible, with many more rules. Rules that will, in the words of the president, “fundamentally transform” healthcare in America. What no one explains is if the transformation will be a good one or a bad one. And that’s why the ObamaCare Survival Guide is so important to you right now. Because what you don’t know can hurt you. For example, can you answer these vital questions? • Do you know how the rollout of ObamaCare will affect your relationship with your doctor? • What is the laws impact on Medicare? • If your health insurance was cancelled, what options do you have now? Having trouble with the answers? You aren’t alone. But if you care about your health and your family’s health, you have three choices: • Read and study all 22,700 pages • Hire your own personal ObamaCare lobbyist • Buy a copy of the best-selling ObamaCare Survival Guide: 229 pages of vital information that will govern your healthcare today and tomorrow. The ObamaCare Survival Guide is a critical resource for every American whether you have health insurance or not.
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Staff Nurse Survival Guide

2nd Edition

Author: John Fowler

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856425010

Category: Medical

Page: 233

View: 6937

This handy second edition uses the same easy to read question and answer format as the first, containing over 80 questions and answers from 19 different specialists. It is divided into five chapters and covers topics such as:- Dealing with complaints, Mental health, Clinical supervision, Dealing with aggression and bereavement, Central venous pressure monitoring, Mentoring a student
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The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

Essential Information for Patients, Survivors and Health Professionals

Author: Barrie R. Cassileth

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814335665

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 380

View: 3570

With recent clinical advances, millions of people survive many years after a cancer diagnosis. And while their physicians deliver conventional, evidence-based therapies to treat the cancer, sometimes the cancer patient and his or her symptoms are not treated with equal skill. To manage their physical and emotional symptoms and promote health and well-being, most cancer patients and survivors use complementary therapies: Naturopathy, Ayurveda, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnosis, yoga, acupuncture, music therapy, macrobiotics, chelation therapy, colonics, hydrotherapy and many, many more. But OC are they safe? Are they effective? What problems do they address? What are the risks? When can they help? This unique and comprehensive book guides the way through the often confusing maze of complementary and alternative therapies promoted to cancer patients and survivors. The functions, benefits, backgrounds and risks are clearly presented. Learning when, if and how to use them provides medical professionals, cancer patients and survivors with the information they need to better control the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. Unfortunately, using some of these therapies without this expert guidance can lead to medical complications, or worse. The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care is an invaluable resource in making educated health care decisions for managing life during and after cancer. Through the wise and informed use of these approaches, cancer patients OCo whether just-diagnosed, during treatment or throughout Survivership are better able to manage the physical and emotional stresses that accompany cancer, leading to symptom control and improved quality of life."
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Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy

Author: Thomas R. Oliver

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483370453

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing health care issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national health care system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation’s health care policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. health care system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation’s health care needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, and adequate health insurance. Key Features: The 30 topical essays investigate the fundamental political, social, economic, and procedural initiatives that drive health and health care policy decisions affecting Americans at the local, regional, and national levels Essential themes traced throughout the chapters include providing access to health care, national and international intervention, nutrition and health, human and financial resource allocation, freedom of religion versus public policy, discrimination and health care policy, universal health care coverage, private health care versus publicly funded health care, and the immediate and long-term costs associated with disease prevention, treatment, and health maintenance A Glossary of Key Health Care Policy Terms and Events, a selected Master Bibliography, and a thorough Index are included. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the issues affecting health care policy in the U.S. is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.
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Saunders Nursing Guide to Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book

Author: Louise M. Malarkey,Mary Ellen McMorrow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455703834

Category: Medical

Page: 738

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Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition is the perfect guide to laboratory testing for both students and practicing nurses alike. Featuring the latest testing information organized alphabetically for quick reference, this resource offers test formats that emphasize the nurse's specific role in all aspects of the testing process. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know and Nursing Care sections for every laboratory test explain what the nurse is to do during the pre-, post- and actual test stages, and highlights the nursing responses to critical values, complications, patient teaching, and health promotion. A new companion Evolve website also offers a variety of learning resources and skills videos to help you master diagnostic procedures and perform accurate testing. Alphabetical organization of the laboratory tests (featuring alphabetical thumb tabs) makes every test easy to find. Also Called sections feature synonyms and abbreviations that help you identify specific tests. Purpose of the Test states the indications of each test. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple language. Normal Values in standard and SI units include variations for gender and age, where relevant. How the Test is Done succinctly describes how each test is performed. Significance of Test Results list the diseases and disorders that are associated with abnormal findings. Interfering Factors list the factors, such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection and handling, that inadvertently affect test results. Nursing Care is divided into Pretest, During the Test, and Posttest, listing in detail what the nurse does in the testing process. Nursing Response to Critical Values and Nursing Response to Complications detail what you should be alert for before, during, and after the test and how to manage dangerous situations. Explicit incorporation of nursing concerns related to lab tests can only be found in this lab book. Over 50 new and updated pieces of art highlight how results are interpreted, what equipment is used, and how various techniques are performed. Over 20 new tests prepare you for the types of tests you will encounter during your clinical experience. Patient Teaching icons make crucial nursing content easy to find. New Student Resources on Evolve feature a variety of supplemental learning tools. Skills materials, including skills checklists, PDFs of skills, and brief skills video clips, help you master specimen collection and basic diagnostic procedures. Patient handouts provide practical, useable materials to make your clinical experience easier. Audio pronunciations simplify the process of learning difficult terminology.
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Home Care Survival Guide

Author: Kay Green

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 395

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Increasingly, clinical nursing care is being provided in the home. This basic introduction to home care demonstrates how to begin the visit, how home care differs from hospital care, and which concerns are unique to the home setting. The text focuses on the central aspects of home care, and provides six real-life case studies. Charts and tables are used throughout to summarize information and highlight key points. Every chapter concludes with a summary, posing questions for consideration, or a post test and answer sheet.
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Nursing and Collaborative Practice

A guide to interprofessional learning and working

Author: Benny Goodman,Ruth Clemow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456765

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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As modern healthcare evolves, it is essential for nurses to understand and work with a diverse range of people to provide quality care. But it is often difficult to grasp the many roles of those in healthcare services. This book provides a clear, practical and up-to-date guide to the various people that nurses work with, including the essential role of service users themselves, and how to work with them to improve care. This new edition includes increased coverage of teamwork and improving mental health. It is updated throughout including discussion of LiNKS, the Care Quality Commission and Every Child Matters.
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Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold G. Koenig,Michael E. McCullough,David B. Larson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199727643

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 728

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What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse. The authors examine the positive and negative effects of religion on health throughout the life span, from childhood to old age. Based on their findings, they build theoretical models illustrating the behavioral, psychological, social, and physiological pathways through which religion may influence health. The authors also review research on the impact of religious affiliation, belief, and practice on the use of health services and compliance with medical treatment. In conclusion, they discuss the clinical relevance of their findings and make recommendations for future research priorities. Offering the first comprehensive examination of its topic, this volume is an indispensable resource for research scientists, health professionals, public policy makers, and anyone interested in the relationship between religion and health.
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Breast Cancer

A Family Survival Guide

Author: Lucille M. Pederson,Janet M. Trigg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894388

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

View: 2299

A supportive, self-help manual on breast cancer. This book provides important information on detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and experts. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed frankly and openly. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights. This book is a helpful guide to detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Pederson and Trigg have drawn on their own experiences with cancer patients to provide frank discussions of the physiological and psychological aspects of breast cancer. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and friends. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed in language accessible to the general reader. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggested reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights.
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A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Author: Vicki Kotsirilos,Luis Vitetta,Avni Sali

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579085

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 1938

The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints – all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more. This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors. It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies. • easy access to evidence-based clinical data on non-pharmacological treatments – including complementary medicines – for common diseases and conditions • instant advice on disease prevention, health promotion and lifestyle issues • chapter summaries based on scientific evidence using the NHMRC guidelines grading system • printable patient summary sheets at chapter end to facilitate discussion of clinical management • conveniently organised by common medical presentations
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