“Multiple myeloma presents challenges on every front. . . . The authors of [Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses], have given a sound, scientific, and sophisticated summary of the disease entity, its pathophysiology, and natural history, the advancements in diagnostics, evaluation, treatment, and supportive measures, as well as the psychological and emotional support of patients with multiple myeloma.”- from the foreword, David Rice, RN, PhD, AOCNP®, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Since the advent of novel chemotherapeutic agents in the 2000s, patients with multiple myeloma have experienced an improvement in clinical outcomes and better quality-of-life. However, with these new agents, patients have also experienced clinical challenges and side effects that, until now, have not been accurately described.
Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses, edited by Joseph D. Tariman, PHC, MN, APRN-BC, OCN®, is the first book on multiple myeloma written by nurses for nurses. You’ll find information and details pertinent to your daily practice, with chapters addressing such issues as nursing assessment, novel therapies, patient education, nursing research, and more.
In addition, this new book details specific information on the patients that you treat. You can access information on the treatment of newly diagnosed patients, both transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible, as well as treatment on patients who have relapsed or who suffer from refractory multiple myeloma. You’ll also gain specialized details on evaluating patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, and on managing and evaluating patients receiving novel agents.
Finally, you can catch a glimpse into the future with news on promising clinical trials, cellular and molecular genetics, and advances in imaging that will impact your practice in the coming years.
Read Excerpt: Contents, Preface