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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Amanda L Crick, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book describes the current body of nursing research in oncology and discusses areas for future research.
Purpose: The purpose is to synthesize and analyze the current research in oncology nursing and promote evidence-based nursing practice. It is helpful to have such a concise collection of oncology nursing research. The authors meet their objectives.
Audience: Students, bedside nurses, educators, and advanced practice nurses interested in furthering the practice of oncology nursing are the intended audience. Both editors have strong research backgrounds.
Features: The book covers the evolution of oncology nursing, discusses current research, and explores priorities in future oncology nursing research. Individual chapters discuss specific types of cancer such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer. The last part of the book covers how to conduct research, find financial and professional support, and careers in nursing research. An area of particular interest is how to translate research into improving patient care.
Assessment: This is a well organized and thoughtful book. The authors insure that each chapter is complete. Several tables provide a quick glance at research specific to each topic. The appendix has wide collection of web sites of organizations, agencies, and databases related to oncology nursing, including some pediatric sites.