Practice Nurse Cancer Course - 2017

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Suitable for:

  • Professionals

Format: blended

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An introduction to cancer which will help prepare practice nurses for their future involvement in cancer care within general practice.

This course builds on a previous partnership to deliver a face-to-face cancer course for practice nurses in a blended learning format (combined online and face-to-face).

It links to the strategic direction to modify the cancer care model to enable care to be delivered closer to home and meet the need of increasing cancer incidence rates due to demographic changes, and improving survival rates, and if successful will be available nationally.

The course includes:

  • Understanding how the cancer story has changed over the decades
  • How cancer care is having to adapt to demographic changes
  • An introduction to cancer physiology and the treatment of cancer
  • Understanding how cancer impacts every part of patients' lives and the practice nurses role in supporting them
  • Strategies to embed knowledge from the course into practice for the benefit of cancer patients
  • Enabling practice nurses to signpost effectively on behalf of their patients with cancer
  • Communication skills