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.
Carole Farrell is a Nurse and AHP Research Fellow at the School of Oncology, the Christie NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. She is Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK.
Introduction Carole Farrell 1. Nursing Developments and Policy Influences Carole Farrell 2. The Changing Face of Oncology Nursing Carole Farrell 3. Advanced Nursing Practice and Clinical Leadership Carole Farrell 4. Autonomy: Implications for Oncology Nursing Carole Farrell 5. Non-medical Prescribing Elaine Lennan 6. Compassionate and Effective Communication: Key Skills and Principles Alison Franklin, Claire Green and Nicola Schofield 7. Developing and Evaluating Nurse-led Clinics Carole Farrell 8. The Nature of Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology Carole Farrell 9. Nurse-led pathway for patients with HER2 positive breast cancer receiving Trastuzumab (Herceptin) Helen Roe