Have you been looking for a drug handbook written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer? We just published 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke. Updated annually, 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.
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,
We are so proud to announce the publication of 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.
February 4 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative in the fight against cancer. Celebrated annually, World Cancer Day aims to save lives from preventable deaths and raise "awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action." This year’s theme is "We can. I can." Its goal is to draw attention to the ways that we can address cancer individually, communally, and internationally.
According to Professor Tezer Kutluk, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),