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Oncology in the Primary Care

  • Maria Goreti da Rocha RodriguesEmail author
  • Delphine Lesoin
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Part of the Principles of Specialty Nursing book series (PSN)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the general notions and the aims of primary health care and primary nursing care. The focus of this chapter is on the role of nursing care and the promotion of health in the area of oncology along the person’s entire health path.

In this chapter particularly attention is paid to oncological care in the home setting, with a description of the targeted care approach among children, adolescents, and elderly individuals. Palliative care is also addressed in connection with primary health care.

This chapter should be of interest to students in the area of nursing care, to caregivers in the area of oncology, in home care or in primary health care.

Keywords

Primary nursing Oncology nursing Survivorship Home setting Palliative care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Goreti da Rocha Rodrigues
    • 1
    Email author
  • Delphine Lesoin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western SwitzerlandGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Home Care GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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