Many nurses will participate more frequently or for short intensive periods in the care of people affected by cancer, due to their expertise in addressing specific health needs. Although not in specialist cancer nursing roles, some of these nurses will be specialists in areas such as:
- head and neck surgery
- infection control
- stomal therapy
- palliative care.
They may also be in community health or rural and remote settings where they frequently come into contact with people affected by cancer.
These nurses who provide care for people affected by cancer will demonstrate the application of core capabilities at a more advanced level in their particular cancer control practice contexts. These nurses will require access to further education in areas of specialist cancer control with a direct application to their role.