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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer


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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer by William T Blows
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In 2000 the Department of Health issued a number of initiatives, with improving cancer treatment and research, and providing greater resources for cancer care being made a priority. Nurses and their colleague will be at the forefront of these changes. The book presents specialised biological information on what cancer is, how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text: -explains the basic biology of cancer -discusses the biology of wide range of common cancers -identifies and explains the biological causes of cancer -explains drug action in chemotherapy and analgesia -explains the link between diet and cancer, and how diet is important in cancer therapy -discusses the biological basis of a range of nursing skills linked to cancer. This book will provide nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patient and their families, and will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment. It will also be of great use to clinical staff and nurse educators.

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St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, London, UK
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
127 Line drawings, black and white; 27 Tables, black and white
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