The aim of this module is to develop the ability of the beginning specialist cancer nurse to provide care to people undergoing treatment for cancer.
On completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Outline the implications of staging and grading on a person’s cancer journey.
- Explain the principles of cancer treatment planning.
- Identify the role of evidence based treatment guidelines in the context of a multidisciplinary approach to planning treatment.
- Identify the nurse’s role in supporting the person affected by cancer to participate in decisions about their treatment and care.
- Describe the principle mechanisms of action for the major treatment modalities used in the management of cancer.
- Identify early and late effects commonly associated with cancer treatments.
- Outline the role of clinical trials in cancer treatment.
- Identify nursing implications associated with caring for the person considering, or undergoing, a cancer clinical trial.
- Identify sources of evidence based information and support for people who use complementary and alternative health practices.
Approximate hours of learning: 40 hours