Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: Nursing discipline

Academic Article


  • Integration of the nursing discipline within cooperative groups conducting pediatric oncology clinical trials provides unique opportunities to maximize nursing's contribution to clinical care, and to pursue research questions that extend beyond cure of disease to address important gaps in knowledge surrounding the illness experience. Key areas of importance to the advancement of the nursing discipline's scientific knowledge are understanding the effective delivery of patient/family education, and reducing illness-related distress, both of which are integral to facilitating parental/child coping with the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer, and to promoting resilience and well-being of pediatric oncology patients and their families. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Landier W; Leonard M; Ruccione KS
  • Start Page

  • 1031
  • End Page

  • 1036
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 6