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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Pediatric Cancers is designed to provide learners with an exploration of the etiology, prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment modality and symptom management of specific cancers for the child. Learners will also study the role of the oncology nurse in the support and management of these cancers when caring for patients and families.

Required Readings

Barbel, P. & Peterson, K. (2015). CE. Recognizing subtle signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer. Nursing 45(4). 30-37. 
Hartlage, H.N. (2012). Exploring boundaries in pediatric oncology nursingJournal of pediatric oncology nursing. 29(2). 109-112. DOI: 10.1177/10434542123438965

King, N., Christensen, M., Hemenway, M.S., Madden, J.R., Peltz, A.C. & Pounder, E. (2007). Pediatric Cancers. In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology Nursing (5th ed). St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Taleghani, F., Fathizadeh, N. & Naseri, N. (2012). The lived experience of parents of children diagnosed with cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 21. 340-348. doi:10.1111/j.1365.2354.2011.01307.x


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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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