The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures is designed to support practitioners who work specifically with oncology patients
As the Chief Nurse of the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a contributor and clinical user for many years, it is a special pleasure and honour to be asked to introduce thevery first edition of The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures. This companion textbook to the internationally renowned Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been written with the same commitment to ensuring that practice can be underpinned by evidence and is effective.
With an increase in the number of cancers diagnosed year on year set against considerable improvements in survival, most nurses working in acute care will at some point find themselves involved in the care of individuals with a cancer diagnosis. This Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures brings together the key aspects of care and the related procedures. With chapters ranging from Acute oncology to Living with and beyond cancer this unique and comprehensive textbook will, I hope, prove invaluable to nurses in all settings delivering care to those whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Finally, I would like to pay a warm tribute to the excellent work undertaken by the nurses and allied health professionals at the Royal Marsden Hospital who have worked so hard on this exciting new textbook