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The text of this paper was originally presented to the RCN Cancer Nursing Society Conference which was held in June 1993. It was written in response to a request to cover the topics of informed consent, ethics and the multidisciplinary team and living wills. Clearly, this is an extremely broad...
Community health care and, more specifically, home health care are major developments over recent years. In many European countries there has been serious debate on the necessity of home care, the importance of this type of health care for the patient and family, and those factors influencing...
The holistic care of patients with malignant melanoma requires psychosocial intervention. This paper provides an argument in support of this, based on research findings, clinical experience, demand and implications for the future. Strategies for providing psychosocial support are outlined with...
An unknown number of patients are at risk of developing lymphoedema following treatment for cancer. In recognition of the need to coordinate and standardize methods of assessment and treatment, and to improve the quality of life for patients with lymphoedema, a hospital‐based lymphoedema service...
As part of a major study of the impact of childhood cancer on Chinese families, 17 families agreed to be interviewed after the death of their child from cancer. They convey what happens to the child's body after death and what remembrances the family has kept of their child's belongings. They...
Book reviewed in this article: Cancer Education for Nurses. The Cytotoxics Handbook, 2nd edn by Allwood & Wright. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Standards of Care, edited by J.M. Luthert & L. Robinson Cancer in Practice by G. J. G. Rees, S. E. Goodman & J. A. Bullimore. Guide médicamenteux...
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