An oncology unit often has experienced nurses specifically trained to deal with the complexities of the disease process, the impact of the diagnosis on an individual and their carers, and the available treatment options. However, during your day-to-day work it is likely that as nurses, midwives, and care workers, you will also be faced with similar complexities but may lack specialty training to navigate the situation.
What to expect
This half-day workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to understand a patient’s cancer diagnosis, and what impact it has on their individualised care requirements.
What you will gain
This workshop offers a jam-packed program to help you develop your understanding of some common cancers, treatment options, and the knowledge to equip you in providing confident patient-centered care.
Topics covered on the day
– Back to basics – how do normal cells function and what happens to them to cause cancer?
– Underlying pathophysiology of cancer cells
– The impact a cancer diagnosis has on patients
– What are they?
– Why is it important?
– When are they required?
– What happens when treatment doesn’t work?
– How can I provide the best end of life care for my patient?
– What defines a good death?
– Dealing with side effects
– Exploring the use of medicinal cannabis
– Oncology massage
Ashley White is a Registered Nurse with over 10 years’ experience working within the Haematology/Oncology field. She has an interest in supportive cancer care, particularly with the management of side effects associated with cancer treatments. Ashley has a passion for educating both currently practising nurses and the nurses of the future.
ANMF members: $70