oncology nursing


Summary: A nursing specialty concerned with the care provided to cancer patients. It includes aspects of family functioning through education of both patient and family.

Top Publications

  1. Phillips C, Davis L. Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2015;31:242-50 pubmed publisher
    ..It is important for nurses to assess the needs of AYA. Incorporating creative ways for AYA to express their needs and self-reflect seems to be critically important and may help AYA cope positively with the cancer experience. ..
  2. Charniot C, Berchouchi F, Marchand C, Gagnayre R, Sebbane G, Pamoukdjian F. [Training and action research in a short-stay geriatric oncology unit]. Soins Gerontol. 2017;22:26-30 pubmed publisher
    ..A participative action research project was undertaken in a geriatric oncology hospital unit. It resulted in the training of paramedical staff regarding the specific care to be provided to elderly people with cancer. ..
  3. Abratt R, Eedes D, Bailey B, Salmon C, Govender Y, Oelofse I, et al. Audits of oncology units - an effective and pragmatic approach. S Afr Med J. 2017;107:493-496 pubmed publisher
    ..The survey findings show that the audit process and its self- assessment document meet the aims of being helpful and pragmatic. ..
  4. Cox A. Research on palliative and end-of-life care is a priority for patients. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2017;23:202-203 pubmed publisher
    Comment on: Establishing priorities for oncology nursing research: nurse and patient collaboration.
  5. Strauss P, Hamlin S, Dang J. Tumor Lysis Syndrome: A Unique Solute Disturbance. Nurs Clin North Am. 2017;52:309-320 pubmed publisher
    ..Advanced practice nurses may be in the position of triaging and initiating treatment of patients with TLS, and need a thorough understanding of the syndrome and its treatment. ..
  6. Morgan B, Tarbi E. The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Geriatric Oncology Care. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016;32:33-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, APNs should continue to establish multidisciplinary survivorship models across care settings, with a focus on primary care. ..
  7. Bridges J, Wengström Y, Bailey D. Educational Preparation of Nurses Caring for Older People with Cancer: An International Perspective. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016;32:16-23 pubmed publisher
    ..As the number of older people with cancer grows, the resulting complexities of patient and family care needs have significant implications for the role of nursing. ..
  8. Keogh J, Pühringer P, Olsen A, Sargeant S, Jones L, Climstein M. Physical Activity Promotion, Beliefs, and Barriers Among Australasian Oncology Nurses. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017;44:235-245 pubmed publisher
    ..Hospitals may need to better support oncology nurses in promoting PA to their patients and provide better referral pathways to exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. ..
  9. Tian L, Yang Y, Sui W, Hu Y, Li H, Wang F, et al. Implementation of evidence into practice for cancer-related fatigue management of hospitalized adult patients using the PARIHS framework. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0187257 pubmed publisher
    ..The PARIHS framework may provide instructive guidance for the incorporation of evidence into practice, and the process-oriented framework might provide greater operational utility of the application. ..

More Information


  1. Duarte J, Pinto Gouveia J. The role of psychological factors in oncology nurses' burnout and compassion fatigue symptoms. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2017;28:114-121 pubmed publisher
  2. Stajduhar K, Tayler C. Taking an "upstream" approach in the care of dying cancer patients: the case for a palliative approach. Can Oncol Nurs J. 2014;24:144-53 pubmed
    ..Oncology nurses have an important role to play in facilitating a palliative approach, transforming the ways in which cancer patients are cared for within our health care system. ..
  3. Watts K, Meiser B, Conlon H, Rovelli S, Tiller K, Zorbas H, et al. A specialist breast care nurse role for women with metastatic breast cancer: enhancing supportive care. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2011;38:627-31 pubmed publisher
  4. Marchand P. The clinical nurse specialist as nurse navigator: ordinary role presents extraordinary experience. Can Oncol Nurs J. 2010;20:80-3 pubmed
  5. Wiencek C, Coyne P. Palliative care delivery models. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2014;30:227-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Oncology nurses should demonstrate generalist skills in the care of the seriously ill and access specialist palliative care providers as warranted by the patient's condition. ..
  6. Lynch M, DeDonato D, Kutney Lee A. Geriatric Oncology Program Development and Gero-Oncology Nursing. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2016;32:44-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Preparations include workforce development and the creation of programs that are designed to meet the complex needs of this population. ..
  7. Barton Burke M. Gemcitabine: a pharmacologic and clinical overview. Cancer Nurs. 1999;22:176-83 pubmed
  8. Conley S, Buckley P, Magarace L, HSIEH C, Pedulla L. Standardizing Best Nursing Practice for Implanted Ports: Applying Evidence-based Professional Guidelines to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. J Infus Nurs. 2017;40:165-174 pubmed publisher
    ..This article identifies strategies implemented at a comprehensive ambulatory cancer center to integrate professional evidence-based standards and guidelines for implanted port care into nursing practice at the point of care. ..
  9. Mirlashari J, Warnock F, Jahanbani J. The experiences of undergraduate nursing students and self-reflective accounts of first clinical rotation in pediatric oncology. Nurse Educ Pract. 2017;25:22-28 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings also confirmed the importance and benefit of reflective journaling to student integrated learning and adjustment in nursing practice. ..
  10. Vorderstrasse A, Hammer M, Dungan J. Nursing implications of personalized and precision medicine. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2014;30:130-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Nursing education and continuing education, clinical decision support, and health systems changes will be necessary to provide personalized multidisciplinary care to patients, in which nurses play a key role. ..
  11. Carney P. Information technology and precision medicine. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2014;30:124-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Nurses, as key stakeholders, must have an understanding of CDS interventions and their application to fully participate in all stages of CDS development and implementation. ..
  12. Sadruddin S, Jan R, Jabbar A, Nanji K, Tharani Name A. Patient education and mind diversion in supportive care. Br J Nurs. 2017;26:S14-S19 pubmed publisher
    ..Improving cancer patients' health and wellbeing should be encouraged in oncology nursing practice and by teaching students the knowledge and skills needed to provide supportive care.
  13. Upton J, Olsson Brown A, Marshall E, Sacco J. Using QR codes to enable quick access to information in acute cancer care. Br J Nurs. 2017;26:S4-S12 pubmed publisher
    ..Patient-held alert cards are widely used for patients receiving anti-cancer treatment, and this established standard of care has been modified to enable rapid access of information through the incorporation of a QR code. ..
  14. Becze E. To retain oncology nurses, offer grief resolution. ONS Connect. 2012;27:16-7 pubmed
  15. Ling J, McCabe K, Brent S, Crosland A, Brierley Jones L. Exploring the Role of Key Workers in Cancer Care: Patient and Staff Perspectives. Clin Nurse Spec. 2017;31:252-260 pubmed publisher
    ..Successful implementation could be better achieved through improved communication with both nursing staff and allied health professions. Where possible, cancer patients should be assigned a dedicated key worker at initial diagnosis. ..