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Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice

  • Ingela Oberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christina Amidei, Sarah Trese
    Pages 1-20
  3. Elliott Rees, Tilak Das
    Pages 21-35
  4. Timothy Ham, Timothy Rittman
    Pages 37-48
  5. Ingela Oberg
    Pages 49-60
  6. Robin Grant
    Pages 61-80
  7. Joanna Ashby, Colin Watts
    Pages 81-94
  8. Kieren S. J. Allinson
    Pages 95-107
  9. Ingela Oberg
    Pages 109-126
  10. Michelangelo Bartolo, Chiara Zucchella
    Pages 127-146
  11. Isabella Robbins
    Pages 147-160
  12. Karin Piil, Lena Rosenlund
    Pages 161-176
  13. Helen Bulbeck
    Pages 177-193
  14. Kate E. Burton
    Pages 213-227
  15. Hanneke Zwinkels
    Pages 229-243
  16. Sara Robson, Louisa Gilpin
    Pages 245-259
  17. Roeline Pasman, Hanneke Zwinkels, Lara Fritz
    Pages 299-311

About this book


This contributed book focuses on the nursing care and considerations for the most common type of malignant brain tumours – gliomas, out of the 150 different types of brain tumours . The reader will gain specialist knowledge in understanding the disease trajectory of malignant gliomas and gain a deeper understanding of the presenting symptoms and varying treatment options of this highly malignant tumour. High grade malignant gliomas impact significantly on prognosis, with an average life expectancy of 18-24 months from diagnosis, given maximum treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This book takes you through all current treatment options with their associated risks and intended benefits.

Brain tumours affect not just the patient, but their family and carers too and this important aspect of holistic nursing care is not to be overlooked. This book encompasses first hand experiences of both a brain tumour patient living with a glioma and aspects from a carer.

The structure of this book follows a typical patient pathway from presenting signs / symptoms through to MDT (multidisciplinary team) discussions to surgical techniques and radiological investigations, right through to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care including end of life care. It provides a distinct overview of the holistic needs spectrum encompassing the entire patient journey and equips the reader with learning objectives set at every chapter.

Although this book is primarily aimed at Nurses working at ward level within neuro-oncology, this book is also intended to benefit professionals new to the field of specialist nursing – in particular those working with adult brain tumours and neuro-oncology. 


Primary malignant tumours Brain tumours Glioma’s Low-grade glioma’s Malignant brain tumours Neuro-oncology nursing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingela Oberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryCambridge University Hospitals NHS FoundationCambridgeUK

About the editors

Originally from Sweden, Ingela Oberg graduated from Stockholm University of Health and Social Science with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1997. She subsequently moved to the UK on completion of her nursing degree, where she continues to reside with her partner and their twin boys.

She began her career at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU), looking after neuro-traumas and complex neurosurgical patients. This prompted her interest in the care of the neurologically compromised patient, something which has remained during her 20-year career. In 2008 she gained a Master’s degree and is a qualified NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) practice educator.

Ingela continues to work tirelessly to improve patient care and standards of care for brain tumour patients, both within the UK and internationally, and has been lead nurse for EANO (European Association of Neuro Oncology). She has worked with several national bodies and charities to improve standards of care and help raise awareness of brain tumour patients. She has contributed to neuro-oncology nursing research, journal publications and has organised international nursing conferences. Ingela also has a special interest in continuing educational needs and development for specialist nurses. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice
  • Editors Ingela Oberg
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76746-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76747-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing
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