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Pocket Guide to Colorectal Cancer

Author(s): Deborah T. Berg, RN, BSN, Oncology Education Resources, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9780763701727
  • ISBN-10:0763701726
  • Paperback    374 pages      © 2003
Price: $110.95 US List
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Designed for clinical nurses caring for patients with colorectal cancer at the bedside, in the hospital, outpatient clinic, or home, this easy-to-use reference provides nurses with practical material that is useful in the day-to-day care of patients with colorectal cancer.  This pocket guide is divided into five sections and covers: the basics about colorectal cancer; disease assessment; therapeutic approaches and nursing care; treatment of recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer; and care of the individual with colorectal cancer. Quality of life, advanced symptom management, and survivorship are also explored and offer insight into the colorectal cancer experience.

Features & Benefits

Contains essential information in a readily-accessible format

Includes the latest recommendations on screening and prevention

Provides a succinct presentation of practical information on treatment modalities from a nursing perspective

Entire sections are devoted to treatment toxicities, symptom management, and quality of life considerations

Contains two new appendices valuable for patient assessment and treatment documentation

Includes a current list of web resources dedicated to colorectal cancer

Deborah T. Berg, RN, BSN-Oncology Education Resources, Inc.

Deborah Berg is an Oncology Nursing Consultant for academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, educational companies, professional organizations, and marketing groups. She develops and/ or presents educational programs on topics including, but not limited to, symptom management, cancer basics, clinical trials, and colorectal cancer. For 2 years, she has worked for Pharmacia Corporation first as an Oncology Education Specialist and recently as a Clinial Research Liaison.  For 18 years, she worked in various oncology nursing roles at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, most recently in the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer as the Program Administration/ Clinical Trials Manager.  Ms. Berg received a BSN for the University of Southern Maine.  She is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society. Ms. Berg is an active speaker and presents frequently on the topic of colorectal cancer treatment options and clinical trials. She has authored and co-authored numerous manuscripts, which have appeared in journals such as Seminars in Oncology, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and the Oncology Nursing Forum.



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