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By Penny Howard, BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies, MRes, PGCert Cancer Nursing, PGCHE, RN and Becky Whittaker (nee Chady), MA, BA(Hons), RN, PGCFE
Trim Size 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 inCopyright 2012$22.95, Paperback, Reference
A title in the Pocket Mentor Series.
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.
Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments?
This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.
This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course.
Titles in this series:
Cancer and palliative care nursing
Mental health nursing
Community care nursing
Older people nursing
Each book also covers:
Section 1: Preparation for practice placement experience
Chapter 1 Personal and public perceptions of cancer
Chapter 2 What cancer is
Chapter 3 How the cancer situation can be improved
Chapter 4 How cancer is diagnosed and the impact of diagnosis
Chapter 5 Principles of palliative care nursing
Chapter 6 Beginning the learning experience
Chapter 7 Placement learning pathways
Section 2: Placement learning opportunities
Chapter 8 The rationale for selecting cancer treatment
Chapter 9 Caring for the patient undergoing surgical cancer treatment
Chapter 10 Caring for the patient undergoing cytotoxic therapy
Chapter 11 Caring for the patient undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplant
Chapter 12 Caring for the patient undergoing of biological therapy
Chapter 13 Caring for the patient undergoing radiotherapy
Chapter 14 Caring for the patient undergoing endocrine therapy
Chapter 15 Managing symptoms: assess, plan, implement and evaluate
Chapter 16 –Caring for patients at the end of life
Chapter 17 Living with and beyond cancer
Section 3: Consolidating learning: the patient experience
Chapter 18 Introduction to consolidating learning
Chapter 19 Introducing the case study
Chapter 20 Receiving a cancer diagnosis
Chapter 21 Receiving treatment
Chapter 22 Advancing disease
Chapter 23 Last days of life
Chapter 24 Living with and beyond cancer
Chapter 25 Transferable skills for future placements
Appendix: Driscoll's model of reflection
By Penny Howard, BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies, MRes, PGCert Cancer Nursing, PGCHE, RN, Lecturer, Division of Nursing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK and Becky Whittaker (nee Chady), MA, BA(Hons), RN, PGCFE, Lecturer, Palliative Care and End of Life Care, University of Nottingham, Division of Nursing, Nottingham, UK
Surname of the book is still Chady