Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in new nursing roles and nurse-led clinics within oncology. This unique handbook is a comprehensive companion for nurses studying and practising at an advanced level in this emerging field.
This text outlines and discusses roles, responsibilities and skills related to advanced practice in oncology nursing – including leadership, communication skills and prescribing – linking throughout to the implications for clinical practice. It then provides a step-by-step guide to setting up and developing nurse-led clinics, looking in more detail at clinics focusing on surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, clinical trials and follow ups, and providing an in-depth case example of a clinic set up for adjuvant Herceptin use.
Practical, relevant and underpinned by current legislation, Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology is an invaluable resource for oncology nurses.