Cancer Nursing/ Oncology Nursing

Oncology nurses are involved in providing care and supervising cancer patients who are either chronically or critically ill. Oncology nurse practitioners keep monitoring their patients’ physical conditions and prescribe regular medication in order to formulate symptom management strategies. These caring individuals are often bound to suffering and death yet many of them thrive because of the deep and ongoing relationships they develop with their patients. Mostly oncology nurses work in specialty hospitals. Few nurses’ work in medical offices, ambulatory care centers or provide home health care. Since cancer can happen to virtually anyone, oncology nurses work with children and adults of all ages. They work as part of a team with other cancer care providers and support staff. Their daily activities include the following tasks:

  • Caring for patients diagnosed with cancer
  • Offering education and support to patients’ families
  • Administering chemotherapy
  • Managing chemotherapy side effects
  • Assessing ongoing needs and educational deficits

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