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Social Work in Oncology

Supporting Survivors, Families, and Caregivers
Author: Marie M. Lauria (MSW, LCSW), Elizabeth J. Clark (PhD, ACSW), Joan F. Hermann (MSW, LSW), Naomi M. Stearns (MSW, ACSW)
ISBN #: 0-944235-30-1
Publisher: American Cancer Society

 

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This book is a valuable reference tool for the new social worker, as well as for the experienced social worker new to the oncology field. Rich with information about: •    The emotional and social impact of cancer on children, adults, and their families •    The range of social work intervention applied in cancer care •    Professional issues in oncology social work •    The identification and access of available resources •    The latest information about diagnosis and treatment  

A History of Neuro-Oncology

Author: Rolando F. Del Maestro
ISBN #: 07717-06359
Publisher: DW Medical Consulting

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The Burden of Neurological Disease, Disorders and Injuries in Canada

Author: Canadian Institute for Health Information
ISBN #: 978-1-55465-026-2
Publisher: Canadian Institute for Health Information

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Brain Tumours

Author: Lauren E. Abrey & Warren P. Mason
ISBN #: 92-832-2409-4
Publisher: Shering-Plough Oncology

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“Two-international experts succinctly describe the clinical, imaging modalities and treatment options for brain tumours. They then discuss the various tumour types in detail, providing clear information preferred treatment strategies.”

World Health Organization Classification of Tumours

Pathology and Genetics, Tumours of the Nervous System
Author: Paul Kleihues & Webster K. Cavenee (Eds.)
ISBN #: 92-832-2409-4
Publisher: International Agency for Research on Cancer

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The Human Brain

An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy (4th ed.)
Author: John Nolte
ISBN #: 0-8151-8911-7
Publisher: Mosby

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“The Human Brain is a core introductory neuroscience text that describes the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. […] Illustrations and brain images, now in full colour, clearly portray structure-function processes and brain activity”

Handbook of Neuro-Oncology Neuroimaging

Author: Herbert B. Newton and Ferenc A. Jolesz
ISBN #: 978-0-12-370863-2
Publisher: N/A

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“This text is designed to be the most comprehenzive and up-to-date resource for the imaging of brain tumours and related neuro-oncological problems. Wherever possible, the emphasis is on practical, clinically-oriented information that can be used to assist the reader in the care of patients with a wide variety of neuro-oncological problems.”

Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective

Author: Dawn Tymianski
ISBN #: 978-0-9738073-5-6

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Written for and by advanced practice nurses in neurosciences, each chapter in the textbook provides evidence-based knowledge, neuroscience innovation, and meets the requirements set out for national certification in neuroscience nursing. Nurses engaged in practice at different levels of acuity will find this text a helpful and reliable resource. This book has been written in an effort to respond to the diverse needs of the many nurses who provide compassionate, competent and quality care to the neuroscience patient and their family. The chapter contributors have provided a concise, well-rounded approach to anatomy, disease assessment, and management which provides a framework for nursing care based on Canadian principles and standards.

No Man Alone: A Neurosurgeon’s Life

Author: Wilder Penfield
ISBN #:
9780316698399

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The pioneering and creative brain surgeon recounts the course of his eventful life and career, detailing the drama and tensions of his endeavors, discoveries, and breakthroughs in neurology, neurophysiology, and neurosurgery.

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