Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cancer in Children and Young People (Wiley Series in Nursing)

Publisher: Wiley
2nd edition - June 24, 2008
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 0470058676
ISBN-13: 978-0470058671 

The book is divided into six sections: Chemotherapy, Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation, General Surgery, Radiotherapy, Late Effects of cancer therapies, and Palliative Care. There is a brief commentary at the end of each section/chapter by a ‘novice’ author but experienced practitioner, highlighting to the reader what is already known and what the section/chapter adds to their current knowledge and practice. 
Although rare, there are more than 1700 new cases of cancer each year in children and young people aged between 0-24 years. As a specific group in need of cancer care, children, young people and their families require quality care underpinned by knowledge and increasing expertise. This book presents an up-to-date and contemporary approach to the treatment and care of children and young people who have cancer. 
This book is ideal for all nurses working in paediatric oncology centres, paediatric oncology shared care units, community children’s nurses and nurses working with young people with cancer in tertiary, secondary and primary health-care. Cancer in Children and Young People will also benefit practice nurses, district nurses, allied health professionals and student nurses. 

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