Grand Canyon University NRS 410: Nursing Process Approach to Care

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The nursing process is a tool that puts knowledge into practice. By utilizing this systematic problem-solving method, nurses can determine the health care needs of an individual and provide personalized care.

Write a paper (1,750-2,000 words) on cancer and approach to care based on the utilization of the nursing process. Include the following in your paper:

  1. Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
  2. Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
  3. Discuss what factors contribute to the yearly incidence and mortality rates of various cancers in Americans.
  4. Explain how the American Cancer Society (ACS) might provide education and support. What ACS services would you recommend and why?
  5. Explain how the nursing process is utilized to provide safe and effective care for cancer patients across the life span. Your explanation should include each of the five phases and demonstrate the delivery of holistic and patient-focused care.
  6. Discuss how undergraduate education in liberal arts and science studies contributes to the foundation of nursing knowledge and prepares nurses to work with patients utilizing the nursing process. Consider mathematics, social and physical sciences, and science studies as an interdisciplinary research area.

You are required to cite to a minimum of four sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

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Introduction

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In a study conducted in 2018,
deaths attributed to disease were estimated to be 9.6 million globally. An increase in the cases
and deaths due to cancer is expected over the coming decades in low and middle-income
countries. Many of the cases and deaths due to cancer can be prevented or, to some extent,
treated if cancer is diagnosed early. The most common types of cancers are lung, breast, prostate,
colorectal, stomach, and skin cancer. When cancer is identified early, effective treatment is
possible, and it is less expensive. Nurses have a crucial role in cancer prevention, diagnosis,
treatment, and assisting cancer patients throughout their cancer journey.

The Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer

Cancer is diagnosed by a health care professional by looking at a sample of a tissue or
cell using a microscope. Some cases require tests to be carried out on the cells’ DNA, RNA, and
proteins to confirm the presence of cancer. The results from the tests are especially important in
the selection of the best treatment options. When the test results of the screening suggest the
presence of cancer, the doctor proceeds to investigate whether the symptom is due to cancer or
because of some other causes. This is where the medical professional may start enquiring about
personal and family medical history. Various tests may be carried out to be sure that a person has
cancer such as imaging tests, CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear scan, X-rays, or a biopsy to
diagnose cancer (Money & Garber, 2018). If the tests indicate cancer's presence, more tests are
performed for the doctor to assess the stage of cancer.

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Staging of cancer entails describing the size of cancer and assessing the extent to which it has
grown. After the diagnosis, doctors perform various tests so that they can see the size of cancer
and check whether the surrounding tissues have been affected or the other body parts. Identifying
the stage of cancer is essential for doctors to come up with the most appropriate treatment option.

The mostly used cancer staging systems are either the numbered cancer stag system or
the TNM system. The numbered system identifies the extent to which cancer has spread using
stage numbers from 0 to 4. Stage 0 is when the cancerous cells have not spread at all from the
place they started, while stage 2 is when the cancerous cells have spread only a little to the
nearby tissues. Stages 2 and 3 implies that cancer has affected the nearby tissues, while stage 4 is
when the other body parts have been affec...


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