Nurses Training Program in Oncology

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Introduction -

The Fellowship in Oncology Nursing is designed to provide nurses an opportunity to experience a three months fellowship in oncology nursing at Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed To Be University’s) Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, Karad. Cancer is a major health problem worldwide and a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. In many countries, cancer prevention and treatment is a national health care priority. Developments in scientific knowledge and advances in technology, coupled with increased patient knowledge about their disease and its treatment have led to an increase in the public’s expectation concerning cancer care. There is therefore a need to provide multidisciplinary specialist cancer care to meet the demands imposed by the dynamic and complex nature of cancer and its management, and the often devastating effect of the diagnosis of cancer on patients and their families. Survival rates from cancer vary across countries and an important factor in this is the variability in the knowledge of the disease, treatment practices, and availability of technology. Cancer nurses, as key members of the multidisciplinary health care team, have a responsibility to ensure that patients in their care receive the highest standards of evidence-based nursing care. Given the rapid increase in knowledge and availability of major surgery and other forms of treatment and palliation, cancer nurses require specialist educational preparation to provide that quality of care to the cancer patient and their families. Literature from several countries provides evidence that patient care is improved and health care costs reduced when appropriately educated nurses provide care. This curriculum, therefore, aims to increase knowledge and awareness amongst cancer nurses and offers a model for the development of a Fellowship in Oncology

Duration - 3 months

Annual Fee - USD 500