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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Palliative Care is designed to provide learners with an understanding and application of the palliative care concepts and principles across the cancer illness trajectory and at the end of life.

Required Readings

Duger, A., Leaning, J., Dougherty, S. & Ezer, T. (2013). Palliative care and human rights. In F.X. Bagnoud (Ed.). Health and human rights: Resource guide. (5th ed.). (347-398). Harvard University. 
Grant, L., Brown, J., Leng, M., Bettega, N. & Murray, S.A. (2011). Palliative care making a difference in rural Uganda, Kenya and Malawi: three rapid evaluation field studiesBMC Palliative care 10(8). 

Heidrich, D.E. (2007). Palliative Care. In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (602-619) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Scott, I.A., Mitchell, G.K., Reymond, E.J. & Daly, M.P. (2013). Difficult but necessary conversations – the case for advance care planningThe Medical journal of Australia 199 (10).
World Cancer Day 2015 (2015). Quality of life – Evidence sheet. (5-6).
World Health Organization (2006). Cancer control. Knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes: Palliative care. 


Recommended Readings

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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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