Caring for the Patient With Breast Cancer An Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Approach by Catherine H. Pfeiffer

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Published by Reston Pub Co .

Written in English

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  • Breast,
  • Treatment,
  • Breast neoplasms,
  • Cancer Care Nursing,
  • Cancer,
  • Nursing

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Book details

ContributionsJohn B. Mulliken (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8201273M
ISBN 100835906965
ISBN 109780835906968

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Lillie Shockney shares her story about flipping to the other side of the patient’s side rail when. Abstract. The management of the patient with cancer of the breast is a challenge to the family physician.

Foremost is the need to educate the patient about self-examination and the physician's role in providing a thorough clinical evaluation and the appropriate use of : S.

Nathanson, J. Blanchard, A. Boggie. Breast cancer can cause people to feel self-conscious about physical changes caused by treatment. Encourage your loved one to learn about options for coping with physical changes and to try different solutions until your loved one is comfortable.

Talk about intimacy. Breast cancer may cause conflicting feelings about physical closeness. Good communication in cancer care between patients, families, caregivers and doctors is important.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Epidemiology and examination --Diagnosis --Operative therapy --Medical management of breast cancer --Radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer --Palliative radiotherapy --Reconstruction --Psychosocial therapy --A personal experience with.

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“Caring for Every Patient, Learning From Every Patient” drives home the message that every patient deserves equal access to the highest quality care and the opportunity to participate in research.

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Feel free to. Nurse plays a major role in cancer care. The nurse care in cancer care focus is not only on the medical aspect but also on the emotional aspect of care. Studies investigating the nurse patient interactions have shown that such interactions involve a complex process of knowing the patient (Skilbeck).Studies on the nurse experiences.

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(Cancer Nursing Practice, 1 July ) "This is a well-written and well-organized resource for nurses caring for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization is extremely user friendly and this update is justified." (Doody's, 12 August ). Many people who are suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one with breast cancer have a steep learning curve in figuring out how best to support the patient while also taking care Author: Elaine K.

Howley. You may also like to read Understanding breast cancer: information for carers of a person with a disability - a BCNA fact sheet that is designed to accompany the above video. This fact sheet provides a basic understanding of breast cancer for carers of a person with a disability.

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She is a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance and Global Advanced Breast Cancer Alliance. Shanahan is on Twitter @Stage4Kelly. Stephanie Graff (SG): Tell me about your cancer diagnosis and background. Kelly Shanahan (KS): I was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in I had a bilateral total skin-sparing mastectomy and.

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In fact, there are more than million breast cancer survivors. Background: Patients treated for breast cancer often experience severe oral complications, such as mucositis, xerostomia, and infections, which can result in dose reductions and treatment delays, affecting treatment outcomes.

Objectives: The purpose of this article is to explore oncology nurses’ perceptions of their educational experiences, professional attitudes, and behavior. For additional tips on how to cope with metastatic breast cancer, download our 10 Tips for Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

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