This course is designed with a view to integrating the components of wholeness in the care of the individual with cancers, concerns in health patterns. It will explore the evolution of quality of life in oncology, theories and conceptual models, life methodological and measurement issues, clinical implications, cancer survivorship, and quality of life of oncology clients. This course will help the candidates to apply theoretical knowledge and skills, within the format of the nursing process, in providing Nursing care for cancer patients. This includes involving the use patient’s family and community in meeting their needs.
Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
Describe the common problems of patients with cancers.
Describe briefly common investigations and management of patients with cancers.
Describe nursing care to patients with cancers.
Explain principles and agents used in chemotherapy.
Assist in a bone marrow aspiration and the responsibilities before, during and after a bone marrow aspiration.
Explain health education relevant to patients with cancers.
Apply the knowledge and skill in providing safe, individualized care to patients.