Cancer and Cancer Care
- Debbie Wyatt - University of Chester, UK
- Nicholas Hulbert-Williams - University of Chester, UK
Palliative & Hospice Nursing
‘This book creates new ground for all health professionals working in cancer care to read, enjoy, look at and question their practice.’ Caroline Adcock, Clinical Practice Educator – Haematology and Oncology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Cancer and Cancer Care is a complete study of cancer, the care of people with the disease and its impact on everyday life. Addressing the physical and psychosocial aspects of the illness in detail, it covers all fundamental aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, survival and aspects of psychosocial support for all those affected by cancer: patients, their families, and their healthcare providers.
- A review of the latest theory and evidence on over 30 separate topic areas
- Reflective questions which challenge readers to reappraise what they have learned
- Chapter overviews and chapter summaries which highlight the key points
The book is essential reading for all those on cancer care courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It will be valuable reading for nurses, oncologists, psychologists, social workers and all healthcare practitioners and researchers working with people affected by cancer.
It’s really good to see patients’ psychological needs during and after treatment integrated in this book. The chapter on patient involvement is particularly welcome. The text is designed to be read in total or as a reference book, making it accessible to all.
An invaluable text for health professionals, researchers and policy makers. The editors have amassed an expert group of contributors and provide a truly holistic and multi-disciplinary view of cancer care.
We welcome the publication of a book which recognises the importance of understanding cancer in the context of prevailing attitudes as well as how to personalise care for each patient.
The book is logical, well presented with contributions from many well known and respected UK wide cancer professional leads. The authors address the holistic aspects of cancer covering the essential features of cell division, diagnosis, range of treatments and living with the impact of cancer with text that has a multi-professional interest. The chapters are underpinned well with latest evidence and an abundance of references with a focus on reinforcing learning through reflective questioning at the end of chapters. Health promotion and lifestyle changes for those living with the impact of cancer are well covered with a number of chapters focusing on different aspects.
This book is a valuable resource for nurses and allied health professionals at all stages in their career and will provide readers will a significant evidence based overview of cancer, associated treatments and the holistic impact on both the cancer patient and their significant others.
This is an invaluable book on cancer care, which is relevant for health professionals across the multidisciplinary spectrum, researchers and policy makers. It is written in a style that is extremely contemporary in terms of treatment as well as outlook towards the disease and those who develop it.
Cancer and Cancer Care is a collection of chapters that discuss important aspects that need to be considered but most importantly incorporated in the care of people affected by cancer. The book’s use of reflective activities and vivid stories in the form of case studies helps to make the caring of the cancer patient come to life as something more than significant actions on a guideline tool... The stories breathe life into what is considered by many to be an emotionally challenging subject. The author’s enthusiasm for the topic is obvious throughout the book.
This book provides an overview of all key aspects of the course content. The content is appropriate for the level of study (HEI Level 6).
The book includes a chapter on chemotherapy and a chapter on biological therapy that provide helpful introductions to these types of cancer treatment. The psychosocial focus of many of the chapters is also helpful providing an overview of caring for people with cancer. The chapter on cancer biology is helpful and appropriate for the level of study (HEI Level 6) for registered nurses. Reference to Hanahan and Weinberg's updated model of the hallmarks of cancer is also helpful. Students studying cancer biology as part of a cancer nursing, cancer care or oncology course at a higher academic level would wish to refer to more advanced text that would include additional information about topics such as epigenetics, pharmacokinetics and cancer genomics in relation to systemic anti-cancer treatments that are not covered in this text.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Cancer Risk and Screening