Oncology practice is a continuously changing and demanding healthcare specialty. When the first edition of this publication was released in 2000, the nurse practitioner role was relatively new in the United States. A resource was needed to guide this growing profession on the best care for patients with cancer who present with acute and chronic medical issues. In the more than 20 years since, oncology nursing has seen numerous changes in therapies and diagnostic techniques, an increase in overall survival in cancer, and revolutionary discoveries in cancer care—and the role of the advanced practice nurse has become more important than ever.
This fourth edition of Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse is an incomparable resource to guide nursing professionals. Each chapter is presented in an outline format and is extensively cross-referenced to allow easy identification of symptoms to determine a medical diagnosis. As with previous entries, leading experts in oncology nursing have penned all chapters, including six new to this edition. Updated tables, figures, and appendices offer quick access to information on topics important to the current advanced practice landscape. This publication is an essential reference for guiding oncology nursing practice because it addresses the care of patients with cancer during treatment, after treatment, and in all the nuances in between.
"I have used this book in my practice and find it very helpful with finding explanations and indications for practice. Because of the changes in oncology care, this edition is welcome with its current information."
-- Celeste Taylor-Ryman, BSN, CPON (University of New Mexico Hospital)
"This book offers a guide and reference to assist those APNs working in oncology when they encounter other health conditions along with the patient's cancer diagnosis. Management of these ailments can be overwhelming, and concise, accurate information such as what this book offers is very helpful in determining the appropriate course of action."
-- Lea Hall, RN, MSN, FNP-C (Indiana State University) Doody's Review - previous edition