Caring for cancer patients on non-specialist wards.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207502
Title:
Caring for cancer patients on non-specialist wards.
Authors:
Gill, Finola; Duffy, Anita
Affiliation:
Oncology and Cancer Support Services, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.
Citation:
Br J Nurs. 2010 Jun 24-Jul 7;19(12):761-7.
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207502
PubMed ID:
20622795
Abstract:
As cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, every nurse will be required to care for patients with the condition at some point in his/her career. However, non-specialized oncology nurses are often ill-prepared to nurse patients suffering from cancer. This literature review aims to provide an overview of current trends and developments in cancer care nursing in an attempt to identify the range of previous research pertaining to caring for patients with cancer on non-specialist wards. The review finds that non-specialized cancer nurses report a lack of education and training with regard to cancer care and cancer treatments, which acts as a barrier to providing quality nursing care. Emotional and communication issues with patients and their families can also cause non-specialist nurses significant distress. International research has shown that specialist oncology nurses make a considerable difference to physical and psychosocial patient care. It is therefore paramount that non-speciality nurses' educational needs are met to develop clinical competence and to provide supportive holistic care for both patients and their families.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Neoplasms/*nursing; Nursing Staff, Hospital/*standards; Oncologic Nursing/*methods/*standards
ISSN:
0966-0461 (Print); 0966-0461 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGill, Finolaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Anitaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:29:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:29:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:29:39Z-
dc.identifier.citationBr J Nurs. 2010 Jun 24-Jul 7;19(12):761-7.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20622795en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207502-
dc.description.abstractAs cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, every nurse will be required to care for patients with the condition at some point in his/her career. However, non-specialized oncology nurses are often ill-prepared to nurse patients suffering from cancer. This literature review aims to provide an overview of current trends and developments in cancer care nursing in an attempt to identify the range of previous research pertaining to caring for patients with cancer on non-specialist wards. The review finds that non-specialized cancer nurses report a lack of education and training with regard to cancer care and cancer treatments, which acts as a barrier to providing quality nursing care. Emotional and communication issues with patients and their families can also cause non-specialist nurses significant distress. International research has shown that specialist oncology nurses make a considerable difference to physical and psychosocial patient care. It is therefore paramount that non-speciality nurses' educational needs are met to develop clinical competence and to provide supportive holistic care for both patients and their families.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshClinical Competenceen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms/*nursingen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital/*standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursing/*methods/*standardsen_GB
dc.titleCaring for cancer patients on non-specialist wards.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOncology and Cancer Support Services, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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