Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide for Students in Practice

Author: Penny Howard


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  • ISBN: 9780702043000
  • Author: Penny Howard
  • Publ Date: 2012-11-21
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  • Pages: 518
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 7006

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


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.


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