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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

The pain Management module is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to identify, assess and manage pain experienced by oncology patients throughout the illness trajectory. The importance of an astute nursing assessment, patient and family education and support will be emphasized. 

Required Readings

Johnston, M.P. (2007). Pain. In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (680 - 693) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Chapman, S. (2012). Cancer pain part 1: causes and classificationNursing Standard 26(47). 42-46.


Recommended Readings

  Paice, J.A. & Ferrell, B. (2011). The management of cancer pain. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (61). 157-182.


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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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