Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice, 1st ed. 2019

Coordinator: Oberg Ingela

Language: Anglais

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314 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback

This contributed book focuses on the nursing care and considerations for the most common type of malignant brain tumours ? gliomas, out of the 150 different types of brain tumours . The reader will gain specialist knowledge in understanding the disease trajectory of malignant gliomas and gain a deeper understanding of the presenting symptoms and varying treatment options of this highly malignant tumour. High grade malignant gliomas impact significantly on prognosis, with an average life expectancy of 18-24 months from diagnosis, given maximum treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This book takes you through all current treatment options with their associated risks and intended benefits.

Brain tumours affect not just the patient, but their family and carers too and this important aspect of holistic nursing care is not to be overlooked. This book encompasses first hand experiences of both a brain tumour patient living with a glioma and aspects from a carer.

The structure of this book follows a typical patient pathway from presenting signs / symptoms through to MDT (multidisciplinary team) discussions to surgical techniques and radiological investigations, right through to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care including end of life care. It provides a distinct overview of the holistic needs spectrum encompassing the entire patient journey and equips the reader with learning objectives set at every chapter.

Although this book is primarily aimed at Nurses working at ward level within neuro-oncology, this book is also intended to benefit professionals new to the field of specialist nursing ? in particular those working with adult brain tumours and neuro-oncology. 

Chapter 1.       Referral & MDT Process  

Ingela Oberg

Chapter 2.       Neuro-Anatomy & physiology (for Nurses) 

Mary Lovely

Chapter 3.       Neuro-Imaging  

Tomasz’s registrar- Name TBC

Chapter 4.       Classification of Glioma’s  

Kieren Allinson 

Chapter 5.       Medical management of Glioma’s 

Robin Grant

Chapter 6.       Glioma Surgery 

Colin Watts & Tom Santarius

Chapter 7.       Surgery for low grade / insular tumours  

Prof Lorenzo Bello

Chapter 8. Communication skills for patients and caregivers

Helen Bulbeck

Chapter 9.       Surgical complications – Nursing considerations 

Mary Fraser & Sarah Cundliffe

Chapter 10.       Wound Problems – Nursing considerations  

Ingela Oberg

Chapter 11.   Chemotherapy  

Hanneke Zwinkels

Chapter 12.   Radiotherapy 

Kate Burton

Chapter 13.   Views from a patient

Bella Robins

Chapter 14.   TYA / transition services: Nursing considerations

Jane Robson

Chapter 15.   AHP input  

Louisa Gilpin + Sara Robson

Chapter 16.   Assessing mental capacity / safeguarding 

To be confirmed

Chapter 17.   Holistic needs assessment / care planning   

Karin Piil

Chapter 18.   Neuro-Rehabilitation 

Michelangelo Bartolo

Chapter 19.   Views from a carer

Zoe Faulkner

Chapter 20.   End of life care for the Glioma patient 

To be confirmed


Originally from Sweden, Ingela Oberg graduated from Stockholm University of Health and Social Science with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1997. She subsequently moved to the UK on completion of her nursing degree, where she continues to reside with her partner and their twin boys.

She began her career at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU), looking after neuro-traumas and complex neurosurgical patients. This prompted her interest in the care of the neurologically compromised patient, something which has remained during her 20-year career. In 2008 she gained a Master’s degree and is a qualified NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) practice educator.

Ingela continues to work tirelessly to improve patient care and standards of care for brain tumour patients, both within the UK and internationally, and has been lead nurse for EANO (European Association of Neuro Oncology). She has worked with several national bodies and charities to improve standards of care and help raise awareness of brain tumour patients. She has contributed to neuro-oncology nursing research, journal publications and has organised international nursing conferences. Ingela also has a special interest in continuing educational needs and development for specialist nurses. 

Is the first book devoted to Gliomas holistic nursing care

Informs on all current treatment options with their associated risks and intended benefits

Guides reader through a typical patient pathway