Haematological oncology is a rapidly advancing and exciting field of medicine. This is the first British textbook addressing haematological oncology written specifically for nurses. The book is intended for qualified nurses working with, or having an interest in, haematological malignancies and will also be useful to student nurses and those undertaking specialist courses.
The second edition of this successful text has been fully revised and updated throughout in line with recent developments in clinical practice. There are seven new chapters and expanded sections on bone marrow transplant, the immune system and palliative care.
Comprehensive coverage of nursing issues in hematological malignancies providing everything a newcomer will need to know
Addresses the role of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and blood marrow transplant treatments in haematological oncology to enable effective management of patients
Discusses pertinent daily issues for practicing nurses including oral care, nausea and vomiting, nutrition, infection control, social and psychological issues
Reflection points provide an active reading experience and illuminate ideas and issues within the text
Six new chapters: Research Priorities; Leadership Issues for Specialist Nurses; Fatigue; Adolescent Issues; Addressing the Needs of Families; Immune Modulators and Novel Therapies
Expanded information on bone marrow transplant, the immune system and palliative care
Improved design and layout
New expert contributors to provide the latest information on their field