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Radiation Therapy

A Guide to Patient Care


Focusing on radiation oncology, this resource also provides information on combined modality (chemotherapy/radiation), newer technology, evidence-based guidelines, special patient populations, and in-depth management interventions and patient teaching. In addition to the comprehensive presentations of cancer sites and radiobiology, Radiation Therapy has new special topics on supportive nursing care and clinical practice, addressing the needs of personnel caring for radiation therapy patients in various situations.

Table of Contents

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Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Covers care of patients receiving radiation or combined therapies (chemo/radiation).
    • Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites detailed in 13 core chapters.
    • An entire section on adjuvant therapies.
    • Includes several chapters devoted to special treatment modalities.
    • A supportive care section covering six common patient symptoms and concerns and how to care for them.
    • Covers special topics, such as geriatrics and complementary medicine, in relationship to radiation therapy.
    • Contains chapters on nursing research and clinical trials, evidence-based clinical guidelines, clinical outcomes and documents, and the role of the advance practitioner in radiation oncology.
    • Color insert with 5 photos of skin conditions and 2 prostate treatment plans.

Author Information

    By Marilyn Haas, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Asheville, NC; William Hogle, RN, MSN, OCN, Clinical Manager, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Cancer Center; Adjunct Faculty, LaRoche College, Department of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA; Giselle Moore-Higgs, ARNP, PhD(c), AOCN, Coordinator, Breast Cancer, University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL; and Tracy Gosselin Acomb, RN, MSN, AOCN, Director, Oncology Services, Duke University Hospital; Clinical Associate, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

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Radiation Therapy
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 786 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04030-3
  • Copyright: 2007