Models of care in geriatric oncology nursing

Burhenn, Peggy S., Perrin, Sylvie, & McCarthy, Alexandra L. (2016) Models of care in geriatric oncology nursing. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 32(1), pp. 24-32.

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  • To review models of care for older adults with cancer, with a focus on the role of the oncology nurse in geriatric oncology care. International exemplars of geriatric oncology nursing care are discussed.

Data source

  • Published peer reviewed literature, web-based resources, professional society materials, and the authors' experience.


  • Nursing care for older patients with cancer is complex and requires integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines that blends the sciences of geriatrics, oncology, and nursing. and which recognizes the dimensions of quality of life.

Implications for Nursing Practice

  • Oncology nurses can benefit from learning key skills of comprehensive geriatric screening and assessment to improve the care they provide for older adults with cancer.

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ID Code: 91649
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Geriatric oncology, Nursing, Models of care
DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2015.11.004
ISSN: 0749-2081
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Inc.
Copyright Statement: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2016 05:10
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 15:28

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