Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing,
Edition 7
Edited by Oncology Nursing Society, Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN, Diane G. Cope, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP® and Marlon Garzo Saría, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Publication Date: 29 Sep 2023

This definitive resource for the specialty of oncology nursing will help you prepare for oncology nursing practice and for OCN® certification! The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 7th Edition is the definitive resource for the specialty of oncology nursing, developed in collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society. Organized to follow the OCN® Exam blueprint, this book covers the entire scope of oncology nursing, including screening and the continuum of cancer care, the scientific basis for practice, types of cancer, treatment modalities, palliation of symptoms, and cultural and spiritual care. An overview of each problem includes assessment, management, and expected patient outcomes. Edited by a team of oncology nursing experts led by Jeannine M. Brant and written in a streamlined outline format, the Core Curriculum is the #1 resource for the specialty of oncology nursing, for initial OCN® certification, and for OCN® recertification.

Key Features

  • This definitive study resource for oncology nursing practice and the OCN® Examination is the only such resource developed in collaboration with and under the editorship of the Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Easy-to-use outline format makes study and review easier; it begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process.
  • Safety Alerts and emphasis on safety highlight safety considerations to reduce errors and promote quality care.
  • Content on cancer treatment and related nursing care includes the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN® Exam and for enhanced clinical practice.
  • Approximately 60 full-color illustrations and more than 150 summary tables explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information.
  • Coverage of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions includes both traditional and alternative therapies.

New Features

  • NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the 2022 OCN® Examination blueprint, along with the latest national and international guidelines and the most current research evidence.
  • NEW! A Myelofibrosis chapter is added to address this important cancer type, and a Social Determinants of Health and Financial Toxicity chapter addresses the cost of cancer treatment and financial burden of cancer treatment on patients and families.
  • NEW! COVID-19–related content reflects the impact of the ongoing pandemic, including differential diagnoses for pulmonary symptoms and the impact of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • NEW! Updated emphases mirror those of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2021 Essentials as well as the recommendations of the 2020-2030 Future of Nursing report.
About the author
Edited by Oncology Nursing Society; Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN, Oncology Nurse Specialist, Director and Lead Scientist, Collaborative Science and Innovation, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana; Diane G. Cope, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, Director of Nursing, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, Fort Myers, Florida; Marlon Garzo Saría, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN, Tarble Foundation Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California; Assistant Professor, John Wayne Cancer Institute/Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Santa Monica, California and Clinical Nurse, United States Air Force
Table of Contents
PART 1: The Care Continuum
1. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Health Promotion
2. Screening and Early Detection
3. Survivorship
4. Palliative and End-of-Life Care
5. Nurse Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum
6. Communication and Shared Decision-Making
PART 2: Scientific Basis for Practice
7. Carcinogenesis
8. Immunology
9. Precision Medicine
10. Genetic Risk Factors
11. Research Protocols and Clinical Trials
PART 3: Site-Specific Cancer Considerations
12. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers
13. Breast Cancer
14. Gastrointestinal Cancers
15. Genitourinary Cancers
16. Head and Neck Cancers
17. Infection Related Cancers
18. Leukemia
19. Lung Cancer
20. Lymphoma
21. Multiple Myeloma
22. Myelofibrosis  NEW!
23. Neurologic System Cancers
24. Reproductive System Cancers
25. Skin Cancer
PART 4: Treatment Modalities
26. Surgery
27. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and CAR-T Cell Therapy
28. Radiation Therapy
29. Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Oral Adherence
30. Biotherapies: Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies
31. Support Therapies and Vascular Access Devices
32. Pharmacologic Interventions
33. Complimentary and Integrative Modalities
PART 5: Palliation of Symptoms
34. Cardiovascular Symptoms
35. Cognitive Symptoms
36. Endocrine Symptoms
37. Fatigue
38. Gastrointestinal Symptoms
39. Genitourinary Symptoms
40. Hematologic and Immune Symptoms
41. Integumentary Symptoms
42. Musculoskeletal Symptoms
43. Neurological Symptoms
44. Nutritional Issues
45. Pain
46. Respiratory Symptoms
47. Sleep Disturbances
PART 6: Oncologic Emergencies
48. Metabolic Emergencies
49. Structural Emergencies
PART 7: Psychological, Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Dimensions of Care
50. Body Image Considerations
51. Caregiver Burden
52. Social Determinants of Health and Financial Toxicity  NEW!
53. Cultural and Spiritual Care
54. Psychosocial Disturbances and Coping
55. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
PART 8: Professional Practice
56. Standards of Practice and Professional Performances
57. Evidence-Based Practice
58. Principles of Education and Learning
59. Legal Issues
60. Ethical Issues
61. Professional Issues
62. Compassion Fatigue
Book details
ISBN: 9780323930512
Page Count: 608
Retail Price : £71.99