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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Communication and Counselling is designed to equip the learner with oral and written skills to effectively communicate with the patient, family and members of the health care team. This module will also to equip the learner with basic counselling skills to effectively provide support to patients and families.

Required Readings

College of Nurses of Ontario (2006). Therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Toronto: Author.
Institute for Healthcare Communication (2011). Impact of communication in healthcare.
Tomajan, K. (2012). Advocating for nurses and nursingThe online journal of issues in nursing 17(1), Manuscript 4. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No01Man04.


Recommended Readings

Hartlage, H.N. (2012). Exploring boundaries in pediatric oncology nursingJournal of pediatric oncology nursing. 29(2). 109-112. DOI: 10.1177/10434542123438965


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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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Citation help

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