Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice (7th Edition) by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, Barbara Holmes Gobel

By Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, Barbara Holmes Gobel

A brand new and revised model of this best-selling reference! For over eighteen years, best-selling melanoma Nursing: ideas and perform has supplied oncology nurses with the newest details on new tendencies within the swiftly altering technological know-how of oncology. Now, in its 7th variation, melanoma Nursing has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to mirror key new advancements. New issues coated comprise certain remedy, allergic reaction reactions, mucositis, and relatives and caregiver concerns. With 27 new chapters that includes insights from key authors, the 7th version is a must have source for each oncology nurse.

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Every chapter has been updated with the latest references and research studies, and many include website addresses and resources. As with previous editions, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice continues to present the most comprehensive information from leading cancer nursing experts. We would like to extend our gratitude to the many authors whose tireless review of the literature, and whose careful writing, revising, and updating of chapters has made this book possible. The dedication of these contributors and all involved with this seventh edition will contribute to the quality of care provided to all of our patients with cancer.

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