Cancer Nursing Practice

A Textbook for the Specialist Nurse


  • Nora Kearney, Professor of Cancer Care, Director, Cancer Care Research Centre, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling, UK
  • Alison Richardson, Professor of Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK
  • Paola Di Giulio, Nurse Researcher, Rivista delli Inferimiere, Instituto Mario Negri, Milano, Italy

This book presents a synthesis of important issues, which underpin the practice of advanced cancer nursing and are vital to experienced practitioners in moving cancer nursing forward. The central concerns of the book reflect the emerging roles of the advanced specialist practitioner and include advanced practice, education, management and research. The text is written by recognised cancer nursing experts from throughout Europe who collectively are involved in shaping the future of cancer nursing across the continent.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06040-3

Table of Contents

Cancer nursing as a specialty. The practice base of cancer nursing. Leadership and management: influencing the shape of advanced cancer nursing practice. Clinical decision making. Nursing Education in cancer care. Nursing research in cancer care. Information and education for patients and families. Some ethical issues in cancer nursing. Towards a European framework for cancer nursing services