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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 26

Ethical and Legal Issues in Oncology Nursing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition and meaning
  2. Concept of oncology
  3. Side effects of cancer treatments
  4. Legal and ethical issues in oncology nursing
  5. Issues in various aspects of oncology nursing care
  6. Role of a nurse in handling, managing, and preventing legal and ethical issues
26.1 INTRODUCTION

Oncology nursing has always been a challenging speciality in nursing and is an important branch of the nursing profession. It deals with the care of patients with cancer, its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of complications, with an aim to improve the quality of life of the patients. Oncology nursing gained its popularity not because it has lots of perks and benefits, but because autonomous practice ...

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