© 2010

Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Advanced Clinical Handbook

  • Deborah Tomlinson
  • Nancy E. Kline
  • High-level information regarding all aspects pertinent to pediatric oncology nursing

  • Based on factual clinical evidence

  • Updated chapters with reference to the most recent literature available on that particular topic

  • New chapters address to important subjects such as clinical trials and biotherapies


Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Leukemia

    1. Sue Zupanec, Deborah Tomlinson
      Pages 1-32
    2. Sue Zupanec
      Pages 33-57
    3. Eleanor Hendershot
      Pages 59-127
    4. Nancy E. Kline, Joan O'Hanlon-Curry
      Pages 129-140
  3. Anemias

    1. Rosalind Bryant
      Pages 141-172
    2. Karyn Brundige
      Pages 173-178
    3. Karyn Brundige
      Pages 179-185
    4. Joan O'Brien-Shea
      Pages 187-201
  4. Chemotherapy

    1. Christine Chordas, Kristen Graham
      Pages 203-232
    2. Irene Loch, Jane Khorrami
      Pages 233-241
    3. Robbie Norville, Deborah Tomlinson
      Pages 243-267
    4. Carol L. Rossetto
      Pages 269-275
    5. Robbie Norville
      Pages 277-282
    6. Lindsay Gainer
      Pages 283-294
    7. Janice Post-White, Elena Ladas
      Pages 295-305
    8. Biljana Dzolganovski
      Pages 307-335
  5. Metabolic System

    1. Deborah Tomlinson
      Pages 337-351
    2. Anne Marie Maloney
      Pages 353-377
    3. Sandra Doyle
      Pages 379-400

About this book


This is the second edition of a comprehensive clinical handbook for nurses in pediatric hematology/oncology that presents in-depth information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, advanced assessment, and interventions.  All chapters have been updated since the first edition, and additional chapters have been included where necessary. 

The book is divided into five sections: pediatric cancers, hematologic disorders, treatment of childhood cancer, side-effects of treatment and disease, and supportive and palliative care. It is organized in a consistent and accessible format with quick reference guides that will prove invaluable in everyday practice.  Future perspectives and opportunities for new treatment options and research are also presented. All of the authors are pediatric experts from the United Kingdom and North America, and their contributions reflect their diverse backgrounds and experiences.  This handbook will provide an indispensable tool for those responsible for the clinical nursing care of children with cancer, and assist in meeting the many challenging developments in this specialty.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah Tomlinson
    • 1
  • Nancy E. Kline
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip Cancer Nursing, Child Health Evaluative SciencesHospital for Sick Children, Child Health EvaluativeTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of NursingMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • Book Subtitle Advanced Clinical Handbook
  • Editors Deborah Tomlinson
    Nancy E. Kline
  • Series Title Pediatric Oncology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-87983-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-87984-8
  • Series ISSN 1613-5318
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXI, 584
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews of the second edition: “This book describes and discusses childhood cancers in detail appropriate for advanced level practitioners. … this book also is an excellent reference for general nursing practitioners wishing to expand the breadth of their knowledge in pediatric hematology and oncology. … Each chapter uses a consistent format, making the book easy to reference. … The art used throughout is colorful and relevant. This is an excellent book that will be useful for advanced practice nurses as well as general practitioners wishing to expand their knowledge base.” (Theresa M. Bacon, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2010) “Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Advanced Clinical Handbook is the resource every advanced practice hematology/oncology nurse, whether nurse practitioner or clinical specialist, should own. It delivers a thorough, well-organized, succinct discussion of childhood cancers and hematologic disorders. … The detailed table of contents facilitates quick and easy location of whatever condition or aspect of that condition is desired. … The economy of words increases the book’s worth to the busy practitioner.” (Sandra R. Mott, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (15), 2010)