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Realities to guide novel and necessary nursing care in geriatric oncology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8019996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent acknowledgement of the prominence of cancer in the elderly has stimulated interest in this patient population at risk. Due to the newness of this interest, currently there is no formal recognized specialty of geriatric oncology that parallels pediatric oncology. However, there is growing concern and interest in identifying elder-specific indices of difficulty, disparity, and duty to optimize cancer prevention, control, therapy, support, and rehabilitation efforts for this growing population of aged patients. This article will provide a comprehensive review of relevant literature pertaining to nursing care of elderly adults who face cancer. Six realities to guide cancer nursing planning will be identified that address key patient-family-professional issues into the elder continuum.
D M Boyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0162-220X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Nurs     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-02     Completed Date:  1994-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805358     Medline TA:  Cancer Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-36     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Cancer Center, Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia 22046.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Age Factors
Decision Making
Family / psychology
Geriatric Nursing / methods*,  trends
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Neoplasms / epidemiology,  nursing*,  pathology,  psychology
Nursing Assessment
Oncologic Nursing / methods*,  trends
Patient Care Planning*
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation
Professional-Family Relations
Social Support
Specialization* / trends
Treatment Outcome

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