Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing / Edition 4

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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.

"The third edition is written in accordance with the revised 1996 Standards of Oncology Nursing and expanded chapters cover genetics, soft tissue and bone cancers, and cultural issues."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721603575
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/10/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Comfort 3
2 Coping : psychosocial issues 29
3 Coping : altered body image and alopecia 53
4 Coping : cultural issues 59
5 Coping : survivorship issues and financial concerns 80
6 Sexuality 89
7 Supportive care : dying and death 102
8 Supportive care : rehabilitation and resources 127
9 Supportive care : support therapies and procedures 137
10 Supportive care : pharmacologic interventions 161
11 Supportive care : nonpharmacologic interventions 230
12 Alterations in mobility, skin integrity, and neurologic status 245
13 Myelosuppression 259
14 Alterations in nutrition 277
15 Alterations in elimination 318
16 Alterations in ventilation 347
17 Alterations in circulation 364
18 Metabolic emergencies 383
19 Structural emergencies 422
20 Biology of cancer and carcinogenesis 443
21 Immunology 465
22 Genetics 476
23 Nursing care of the client with breast cancer 492
24 Nursing care of the client with lung cancer 512
25 Nursing care of the client with cancers of the gastrointestinal tract 524
26 Nursing care of the client with cancers of the reproductive system 555
27 Nursing care of the client with cancers of the urinary system 584
28 Nursing care of the client with skin cancer 615
29 Nursing care of the client with head and neck cancer 624
30 Nursing care of the client with cancers of the neurologic system 656
31 Nursing care of the client with leukemia 676
32 Nursing care of the client with lymphoma or multiple myeloma 689
33 Nursing care of the client with bone and soft tissue cancers 701
34 Nursing care of the client with HIV-related cancers 716
35 Nursing implications of surgical treatment 736
36 Nursing implications of radiation therapy 748
37 Nursing implications of biotherapy and molecular targeted therapy 763
38 Nursing implications of antineoplastic therapy 785
39 Principles of preparation, administration, and disposal of hazardous drugs 802
40 Nursing implications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 809
41 Complementary and alternative medicines 828
42 Epidemiology and prevention of cancer 839
43 Early detection of cancer 861
44 Application of the Statement on the scope and standards of oncology nursing practice and evidence-based practice 877
45 The education process 893
46 Legal issues influencing cancer care 899
47 Selected ethical issues in cancer care 909
48 Cancer economics and health care reform 921
49 Professional issues in cancer care 933
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