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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Community Oncology is designed to equip the learner to become familiar with community and home-based services for patients with cancer.

Required Readings

Allender, J.A., Rector, C. & Warner, K.D. (2014). Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public’s Health (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Call Number: RT 98 .C66 2014


Barak, F., Livshits,S., Laufer, H., Netanel, R., Siegelmann-Danieli, N. Alkalay, Y. & Kreitler, S. (2015). Where to die? That is a question: A study of cancer patients in IsraelPalliative and Supportive Care 13(2). 165-70.
Kulbok, P.A., Thatcher, E., Park, E. & Meszaros, P.S. (2012). Evolving public health nursing roles: Focus on community participatory health promotion and preventionThe Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 17(2), Manuscript 1. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No02Man01

Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2014). Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice (4th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call Number: RT 98 .S83 2014

WHO (2006). Cancer control. Knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes: Planning.


Recommended Readings

  1. Richmond, J.P. (2013). Together we are better: Establishing a community oncology nursing programme to improve cancer care through shared working. European Journal of Cancer Supplements 11(2). 314-316. doi: 

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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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