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Nursing Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Developing Knowledge, Competence and Best Practice

Editors: Olsen, Pia Riis, Smith, Sam (Eds.)

  • First book to describe specific nursing knowledge and approaches required in the field of  Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer care 
  • Provides a framework and practical advice on development and implementation of AYA cancer nursing care in order to guide best practice
  • Supports formal nursing education programs, training and development in practice specific to this specialist nursing field
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About this book

This book describes and explains how caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA) has developed into what is now a recognized and distinct field of nursing practice. It captures current innovative nursing practices and interventions which have developed over the past 25 years across the globe and are supported by research and evidence achieved in many European and international oncology settings. By outlining and describing educational needs of the AYA cancer nursing profession, this book supports its education and professional development for the nursing profession and serves to develop and disseminate nurses’ competencies worldwide. During the last decade, AYA have gained increased attention in healthcare. Today, it is recognized that AYA with cancer have distinct needs that are different to both children and older adults. Young people are in a unique developmental and transitional phase of their lives; thus, their treatment, perspectives and experiences have been addressed in research and the body of knowledge is growing accordingly. Some books are available that describe AYA cancer care, service delivery and aspects of age appropriate care but this volume will be the first to focus on how nurses contribute to AYA cancer care in practice. It will appeal to the AYA clinical nurses in cancer care, as well as to multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals who support formal nursing education programmes, training and development in practice.

About the authors

Pia Riis Olsen became a registered nurse in 1980, received her MScN in 2001, and her PhD in 2009. She is a Clinical nurse specialist in Oncology since 2004, currently  in the Oncology Department at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. She is connected to the Youth Unit and her key research areas focus on Caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer and Network Focused Nursing. She participated to eight International publications on the topic of ‘Adolescents and young adults with cancer’ since 2009, and has been awarded for the Best Original Research Paper in Cancer Nursing in 2010.
She is a reviewer for several international scientific journals, has authored professional chapters and she was the editor of two published books in Danish (2012, 2015). She regularly speaks at international conferences. Pia Riis Olsen is a Member of the European Network of Teenager and Young Adults with Cancer (ENTYAC), and a Board member of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).

Sam Smith is a qualified paediatric nurse and a specialist practitioner with twenty years of clinical experience, and a nurse consultant for teenagers and young adults. She advises both nationally and internationally on teenage and young adult cancer and is a Board member of various national and international cancer, nursing, policy and research groups. She led and developed UK and European leadership programmes in AYA cancer care; led, developed and published first Nursing competence and career framework in AYA cancer nursing. Sam Smith is also the Editor and author of The Blueprint of Care (AYA Cancer) (2012), and she is an invited speaker at over 50 national and international conferences. She has been awarded by the European Oncology Nursing Society “Lifetime Achievement Award” 2015 in recognition of leading the development of AYA cancer nursing specialty.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Beyond No Man’s Land: The Development of AYA Cancer Nursing

    Smith, Sam, MSc, BSc, RN (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Development of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Nursing: The UK Experience

    Morgan, Sue, MBE, MA, RGN, RSCN

    Pages 9-27

  • A Personal Reflection of My Leadership Journey in AYA Nursing

    Munter, Johan, RN, PgCert

    Pages 29-40

  • Educating and Developing AYA Cancer Nurses

    Cable, Maria, MA, BSc (Hons), RN (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Exploring Professional Boundaries in AYA Nursing Care

    Cargill, Jamie T., RN, RNT, MSc, PGCE

    Pages 63-78

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73555-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73554-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nursing Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Book Subtitle
Developing Knowledge, Competence and Best Practice
Editors
  • Pia Riis Olsen
  • Sam Smith
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73555-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73555-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73554-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
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