Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781935864325
ISBN-10: 1935864327
Copyright: 2014
Edition: 3rd
Editors: Camp-Sorrell, Dawn, Hawkins, Rebecca A.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 99
Reviewer: Celeste Taylor-Ryman,  BSN, CPON  (University of New Mexico Hospital)
This book addresses every aspect of oncology nursing in a well-organized fashion that goes through every system of the body and addresses how cancer and cancer treatment may affect each system. The previous edition was published in 2006.
The author intends this to be a "quick reference guide in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems in the patient with cancer."
The book is written primarily for advanced practice nurses or nurse practitioners. It is also a good reference for any oncology clinician who would like a quick reference for any issue that may relate to systems affected by cancer and cancer treatment.
Organized by body system, this book uses an outline format to address issues that may arise in patients with cancer and lists state-of-the-art interventions. The charts are clearly presented and the information is up to date. This book is easy to read and the index is thorough.
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.
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1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10