Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781935864332
ISBN-10: 1935864335
Copyright: 2014
Edition: 4th
Editors: Polovich, Martha, Olsen, MiKeala, LeFebvre, Kristine B.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Celeste Taylor-Ryman,  BSN, CPON  (University of New Mexico Hospital)
A compilation of recommendations for practice for oncology nurses from the Oncology Nursing Society, this is an extensive and thorough outline of cancer, cancer treatment, cancer therapies, and all the issues related to the care of cancer patients.
The purpose is to present the standards of chemotherapy practice and to provide a resource for the safe practice of oncology nursing with guidelines for current approved drugs, standards of practice, and available evidence. This is the nationally recognized oncological reference for the nursing profession.
The audience is oncology nurses, both students and advanced practice practitioners. The authors are leaders in their fields..
The book starts with an overview of cancer and it treatment and then goes into the details of cancer therapy, presenting clinical trials, biotherapy, and ethical issues. It then progresses to nursing considerations of cancer therapy including complications and side effects, ending with competence in chemotherapy administration. What stands out is the book's organization and presentation of a wealth of information in an outline format that is easy to read and the presentation of complicated information in a format that is easy to understand. The tables and concept maps are succinct and easy to read and understand.
This book maintains its high standard of presenting the most up-to-date information in oncology nursing by authors who are in the forefront of their profession.
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