Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 4th Edition

Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 4th Edition


Published in collaboration with the ONS, this text is the definitive source for concepts and practices in oncology nursing and can be used for orientation of nurses to oncology, inservice and continuing education programs for practicing nurses, a basis for curriculum development in graduate programs, and as a review tool for certification. Based on the blueprint of the certification examination by the ONCC (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation), the book is in outline format to help readers focus on the most important information. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.
  • Covers the entire scope of the specialty ensuring comprehensive coverage
  • Outline format helps the reader focus on the most important information
  • Effective guide for teaching and learning for in-service, continuing education, and academic programs
  • Powerful study tool for the ONCC certification exam
  • Tables and figures illustrate complex concepts
* Entirely revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the current state of oncology nursing practice.
* Expanded pain management content.
* New content on nonpharmacologic interventions (e.g. heat massage, imagery).
* New content on alternative therapies.
Part One. Quality of Life

1. Comfort

2. Coping: Psychosocial Issues

3. Coping: Altered Body Image and Alopecia

4. Coping: Cultural Issues

5. Coping: Survivorship Issues and Financial Concerns

6. Sexuality

7. Supportive Care: Dying and Death

8. Supportive Care: Rehabilitation and Resources

9. Supportive Care: Supportive Therapies and Procedures

10. Supportive Care: Pharmacologic Interventions

11. Supportive Care: Nonpharmacologic Interventions

Part Two: Protective Mechanisms

12. Alterations in Mobility, Skin Integrity, and Neurologic Status

13. Myelosuppression

Part Three: Gastrointestinal and Urinary Function

14. Alterations in Nutrition

15. Alterations in Elimination

Part Four: Cardiopulmonary Function

16. Alterations in Ventilation

17. Alterations in Circulation

Part Five: Oncologic Emergencies

18. Metabolic Emergencies

19. Structural Emergencies

Part Six: Scientific Basis for Practice

20. Biology of Cancer and Carcinogenesis

21. Immunology

22. Genetics

23. Nursing Care of the Client with Breast Cancer

24. Nursing Care of the Client with Lung Cancer

25. Nursing Care of the Client with Cancers of the GI Tract

26. Nursing Care of the Client with Cancers of the Reproductive System

27. Nursing Care of the Client with Cancers of the Urinary System

28. Nursing Care of the Client with Skin Cancer

29. Nursing Care of the Client with Head and Neck Cancer

30. Nursing Care of the Client with Cancers of the Neurological System

31. Nursing Care of the Client with Leukemia

32. Nursing Care of the Client with Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma

33. Nursing Care of the Client with Soft Tissue and Bone Cancers

34. Nursing Care of the Client with HIV-Related Cancers

35. Nursing Implications of Surgical Treatment

36. Nursing Implications of Radiation Therapy

37. Nursing Implications of Biotherapy

38. Nursing Implications of Antineoplastic Agents

39. Preparation, Administration, and Disposal of Antineoplastic Agents

40. Implications of Bone Marrow Transplantation

41. Unproven/Alternative Therapies

Part Seven: Health Promotion

42. Early Detection of Cancer

43. Epidemiology and Prevention of Cancer

Part Eight: Professional Performance

44. Application of the Statement on the Scope and Standards of Oncology Practice and Evidence-Based Practice

45. The Education Process

46. Legal Issues Influencing Cancer Care

47. Ethical Issues in Cancer Care

48. Cancer Economics

49. Professional Issues in Cancer Care
ONS, Joanne K. Itano, PhD, RN, APRN, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii and Karen N. Taoka, RN, MN, AOCN®, Nursing Clinical Team Lead, HIS Project, The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


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