Caring for the Older Adult with Cancer in the Ambulatory Setting

Publication Year: 2012

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: McEvoy, L.; Cope, D.

Publisher: The Oncology Nursing Society

ISBN: 978-1-93-586414-1

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Examines cancer and the aging population, including ambulatory oncology care and the role of the ambulatory oncology nurse.

Healthcare professionals are faced with unique challenges in treating the older patient with cancer, and this detailed text examines issues surrounding caring for this population type.

You’ll also find information on the physiology of aging and how older adults are impacted. The book details theories of aging, the physiologics of aging, pharmacokinetics, and more. The book also covers developing a comprehensive geriatric assessment, issues involving hospice and palliative care, survivorship issues in the older adult, psychosocial issues, and symptom management in the older adult with cancer (including anorexia and weight loss, cognitive impairment, dehydration, fatigue, pain, and sexuality).

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: The Oncology Nursing Society
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: McEvoy, L.; Cope, D.
ISBN: 978-1-93-586414-1
Specialty:
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Gerontology
Internal Medicine
Oncology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 204
Year: 2012

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