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    May Is Oncology Nursing Month

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 1, 2017 11:29:33 AM

    Today marks the start of Oncology Nursing Month, a month-long celebration of the vital work that oncology nurses do every day. This year, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has chosen the theme of "Fearless Commitment. Endless Compassion" to embody the "steadfast and selfless" care that oncology nurses provide to patients and their families. According to ONS,

    "You're there to explain the diagnosis, guide them through treatment, celebrate their victories, and comfort them through the unimaginable. No matter what you provide fearless commitment and endless compassion to your patients everyday. That's why we celebrate you, the oncology nurse, this month and every month after."

    Cancer Nursing, Eighth EditionJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to creating the highest quality resources to help oncology nurses provide the best care. Nowhere is that more evident than in the recently published Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years. Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer, the Eighth Edition includes new chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum.

    Learn more about Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition and preview a sample chapter at our website.

    2017 Oncology Nursing Drug HandbookAnother noteworthy example is 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke. Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, it uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, the 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer.

    To learn more about 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook, visit our website.

    Topics: cancer nursing, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, Gail M. Wilkes, Margaret Barton-Burke, nursing, oncology, oncology nursing drug handbook, Oncology Nursing Month

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