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Oncology nurses practice in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, private oncologists' offices, radiation therapy facilities, home healthcare agencies, and community agencies. They practice in association with a number of oncologic disciplines, including surgical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. The practice of oncology nursing encompasses the roles of direct caregiver, educator, consultant, administrator, and researcher. Oncology nursing extends to all care delivery settings where clients experiencing or at risk for developing cancer receive health care, education, and counseling for cancer prevention, screening and detection. The oncology nurse functions as a coordinator of care, collaborating with other cancer care providers and team members to provide required care as effectively as possible. In their work as administrators and managers, oncology nurses create environments conducive to the optimum health of the public and to professional nursing practice.
Related Journals of Oncology Nursing
Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, Current Trends in Gynecologic Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Practice, Pediatric Oncology: Open Access, Archives of Surgical Oncology, Translational Medicine, Journal of Patient Care, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Oncology Nursing Forum, Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Cancer Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing