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Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-4300-0

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Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing

A guide for students in practice

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 in
Copyright 2012
$22.95, Paperback, Reference

A title in the Pocket Mentor Series.

 


Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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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Series Information

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:

Surgical nursing

Medical nursing

Cancer and palliative care nursing

Mental health nursing

Community care nursing

Older people nursing

Each book also covers:

    • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
    • What to expect before a placement
    • What you can expect to learn on placement
    • How to consolidate your experience and learning
    • Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies
    • Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios
    • Short case studies to link theory with practice
    • Key points reminder boxes

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

Index

Author Information

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

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