An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult With Cancer
Winner of a 2006 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Gerontologic Nursing Category (Second Place)
Highlighting a recent frontier in the field of oncology, the highly specialized and individually tailored care of the older adult, this text provides you with a comprehensive guide to caring for this ever-growing patient population. Topics include cancer and the aging population, cancer screening, cancer survivorship, nutritional issues, pharmacologic issues, physiology of aging, research issues, sexuality, spiritual and palliative care, and symptom management of pain.
You will also gain valuable information on a variety of cancers and their specific effect on older adults, including breast, colorectal, head and neck, lung, and prostate cancer; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; and hematologic malignancies and disorders. If you are caring for older adults with cancer, you should consider adding this new text to your nursing library!