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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Introduction to Oncology Nursing is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the cancer in the local, regional and global context and the need for nurses with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, competent, specialized quality care to individuals. In addition, the impact of cancer on the community and individual will be explored.

Required Readings

Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) (2006). Practice standards and competencies for the specialized nurse. Vancouver: CANO:ACIO.

Douglas, M.K., Pierce, J.U., Rosenkoetter, M., Pacquiao, D., Callister, L.C., Hattar-Pollara, M., Lauderdale, J., Milstead, J., Nardi, D. & Purnell, L. (2011). Standards of practice for culturally competent nursing care: 2011 update. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 22 (4), 317-333. doi: 0.1177/1043659611412965

El Saghir, N. et al. Breast cancer management in low resource countries (LRCs): Consensus statement from the Breast Health Global InitiativeThe Breast 20 (2011). S3-S11. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.02.006

ISNCC (2015). The role of cancer nurses in the world. 

Lim, S.M., Kim, H.C. & Lee, S. (2013). Psychosocial impact of cancer patients on their family membersCancer research and treatment: Official journal of the Korean cancer association 45(3), 226-233.

 

O’Kelly, C. deP, Urch, C. & Brown, E. A. (2011). The impact of culture and religion on truth telling at the end of lifeNephrology Dialysis Transplantation 26. 3838-3842. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr630

Rashid, Y.A., Ghafoor, Z.A., Masood, N., Mehmood, T., Awan, S., Ansar, T., Mirza, M., & Rashid, U.A. (2012). Psychosocial impact of cancer on adult patientsJournal of the Pakistan medical association 62(9), 905-909.

Strother, R.M. et al. (2013). AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan AfricaJournal of Cancer Policy 1(3-4). 42-e48.

WHO cancer factsheet #297, updated November 2014. 

World Cancer Day 2015 (2015). Quality of life – Evidence sheet

 

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Additional Resources

Oncology Nursing Society eBooks (accessible via intranet):

1. Cancer Basics (2010) 

2. Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations 4th Ed. (2014)

3. Palliative Practices From A–Z for the Bedside Clinician 2nd Ed. (2008)

4. A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management 2nd Ed. (2015)

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Need help? Ask a Librarian!

Contact:
FHS Library, Nairobi
Email: library.department@aku.edu
Tel: +254 20 366 2039