An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult With Cancer

ISBN: 9781890504588
ISBN-10: 1890504580
Copyright: 2006
Edition: 1st
Editors: Cope, Diane G., Reb, Anne M.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 92
Reviewer: Susan  Eley,  PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC  (Indiana State University)
The book offers a comprehensive overview of the treatment and care of the older adult with cancer. The evidence-based practice approach is timely and provides the foundation for nursing practice that is the expected standard of care. The use of the case study at the end of each chapter assists the reader in the synthesis and application of the information. The book addresses every aspect of the care and treatment of not only the cancer patient, but also the family. The chapter on complementary therapy is a bonus.
The purpose is to focus on the unique aspects of treatment and care that the older adult with cancer requires. Addressing the older adult with cancer is of paramount importance to not only the health of the individual but of the family, community, and society. The book meets the author's objectives.
This is written for all healthcare providers. The authors have written a book that can be used by gero-oncology nurses, but it is appropriate for the multidisciplinary team that provides care to the older adult with cancer. The authors have the professional background with applicable experience to edit this book.
This book covers more than the care and treatment of cancer in the older adult. It provides necessary background information that demonstrates the impact of cancer on the older patient and their significant others. The assessment information is useful for both experienced and novice nurses. The use of chapter case studies enables healthcare providers to apply the chapter content. The use of an evidence-based practice approach to delivering healthcare is essential. The information allows nurses to use the findings from reviewed research literature in providing the best care for their patients in an efficient manner that also considers patient preferences, the risks, and the benefits of treatment or lack thereof.
This book provides guidance to novice to expert nurses in the treatment and care of the older adult cancer patient using a holistic approach. The chapters are well written by authors who are experts in their field. The Cochrane Guidelines are considered the gold standard for evaluating research that impacts treatment selection and care of all patients. Their use in the reference materials lends credibility to the information that is presented in the book.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 3
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 3
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book 3
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A