Monday 30 April 2012
A lecturer at the University has written a comprehensive handbook, with a nursing focus, on the care and management of patients with blood disorders entitled 'Haematology Nursing'.
Marvelle Brown, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the MSc Nursing and Healthcare International Education Lead at the University's College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare is the lead author of the book looking at all aspects of Haematology.
The book is divided into four sections and covers topics such as care and management of illness such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma as well as information on various nursing care interventions, including blood transfusion, venous access devices and palliative care.
The book has already received a glowing endorsement from Dame Professor Sally C Davies, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Health. Such an endorsement from such an eminent and highly positioned authority is rare.
Commenting on the release of the book, Marvelle Brown said:
'Blood disorders are very common and we hope nurses working both in general wards or in specialist stem cell transplants will find this book highly valuable and informative. It is particularly targeted at third year pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses who specialise in haematology. It is also useful as an aide memoire for experienced nurses in haematology. Haematology is a highly dynamic field and 'Haematology Nursing' is the first UK publication which has focused on malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions.'