Breast Cancer Nursing

  • Editors
  • Sylvia Denton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sylvia Denton
    Pages 1-14
  3. Trish Cotton
    Pages 54-64
  4. Nicky West, Heather Brown
    Pages 65-76
  5. Gill Oliver
    Pages 77-94
  6. Trish Cotton
    Pages 95-103
  7. Deborah Fenlon
    Pages 104-123
  8. Joanna M. Parker
    Pages 124-147
  9. Joanna M. Parker
    Pages 148-157
  10. Maureen Hunter, Clare Shaw
    Pages 158-169
  11. Clare Sleigh
    Pages 186-203
  12. Caroline Badger
    Pages 204-215
  13. Annie Topping
    Pages 216-233
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 234-245

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, an expanding body of research evidence has begun to high­ light the value of nursing care. This evidence confirms what nurses have known for many years - that nursing care helps more patients to get better quicker. Patients value nurses as those members of the health care team that make them feel 'human' and ensure that their treatment is not more of an ordeal than their illness. The research also shows that nursing care is value for money. For the 29000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer annuaIly, the value of nursing is self evident. Every woman should have access to the care, expertise and support of a breast care nurse. Nursing care is changing. Patients are rightly more informed about different treatment options and more assertive in seeking high quality services. They are much more likely to be aware that breast care nurses have a special service to offer and they are very likely to want help and support at horne as weIl as or instead of in hospital., The outreach work of breast care nurses provides a model for many other patient services where people need continuous support from before diagnosis, through diagnosis, surgery or treatment, to after care, rehabilitation and monitoring.

Keywords

breast cancer cancer chemotherapy diagnosis nursing radiotherapy rehabilitation screening surgery

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3388-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-41200-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3388-1
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma