Cancer and Cancer Care (Hardback)
  • Cancer and Cancer Care (Hardback)

Cancer and Cancer Care (Hardback)

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Hardback 640 Pages / Published: 04/05/2015
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`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.

Chapters include:

- 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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446256275
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1310 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 41 mm


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.

-- Carolyn Morris and Adrienne Morgan, Independent Cancer Patients' Voices advocacy group
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.

-- Phyllis Butow, Professor at the University of Sydney and Senior Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
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. -- Professor Jane Maher, Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
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. -- Gillian Knight, Macmillan lead Cancer Nurse, South Wales Cancer Network
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. -- Rebecca Myatt
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. -- Professor (Assis) Charalambous Andreas

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