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Oncology: An Introduction for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Elsevier Title
ISBN: 9780323880817

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Oncology: An Introduction for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

By David O'Halloran, BEd(Hons), Med DHSM, CDR(T), ILTM

188 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2024
$52.99, Paperback, Reference

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This new book covers the basics of oncology for all practitioners who are likely to provide health care to cancer patients, especially those who do not have an oncology or medical background.

Cancer educator David O’Halloran provides a unique insight by bridging the gap between normal anatomy and what happens when cancer develops. Information is provided using a layered approach, starting with simple concepts of general cancer biology and moving through to more complicated aspects of specific tumour sites and cancer treatment.

Easy to read and follow, Oncology: An Introduction for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals is written in such a way that non-specialist readers will quickly understand complex terminology and concepts, making them relatable and understandable for experienced and junior nurses alike.

Key Features

  • Logical and easy-to-follow approach
  • Accessible language throughout – does not assume a prior level of knowledge
  • Explains cancer terminology for non-experts
  • Takes a graded approach to information to help learning
  • Provides an understanding of cancer and how it progresses, how to link anatomy to the staging of cancer, and how to explain how modern cancer treatments work
  • Invaluable in helping explain conditions and treatment to patients and families
  • Self-assessment exercises throughout help test learning

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Advanced practitioners (ACPs), Nurse Practitioners, all nurses working with or likely to work with cancer patients and especially so in a non-specialist capacity.

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Author Information

By David O'Halloran, BEd(Hons), Med DHSM, CDR(T), ILTM, Director, O'Halloran Consultancy Limited, Accreditor for the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; Formerly Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy, School of Healthcare Studies, Leeds, UK

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