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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164607
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oncology Nurses Connect: An International Nursing Collaboration
Author(s):
Morrissey, Lisa; Nixon, Colleen; Mhoka, Mwanga
Author Details:
Lisa Morrissey, MSN, RN ,CPON, Nurse Manager, Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: lisa.morrissey@childrens.harvard.edu; Colleen Nixon, BSN, RN; Mwanga Mhoka, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Abstract:
Education: Oncology nurses require specialized education and training to ensure the provision of safe, efficient and evidence based care. Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), a 130 bed cancer hospital in Dar es Salaam, is the only cancer treatment center in Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in the world. The nurses at ORCI provide cancer care, yet have limited opportunities for education and specialized training in oncology nursing. In August 2008, a team of five nurses from Dana Farber/ChildrenÆs Hospital Cancer Care (DFCHCC) collaborated with nursing leadership at ORCI to plan and provide a two day educational workshop for the nurses at ORCI. To offer outreach to African oncology nurses through the development of a collaborative relationship between DFCHCC and ORCI, providing the opportunity for information sharing and mutual learning for oncology nurses. A two day oncology educational workshop was conducted at ORCI in August 2008. Thirty nurses from ORCI and two from Rwinkwavu Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda attended the workshop. The conference was organized by five nurses from DF/CHCC and the nurse manager at ORCI. Topics presented at the workshop included an overview of childhood cancer, chemotherapy administration, supportive care, pediatric health assessment, growth and development, pain management strategies, infection control, and communication skills. A pre-conference assessment and postconference evaluation was completed by all attendees. In the pre-conference assessment, African nurses expressed the desire to increase their knowledge in oncology nursing, including areas such as nursing assessment, safe handling of chemotherapy, pain management, palliative care, managing side effects, and communication skills. The post conference evaluation indicated that the conference met their learning needs, but that ongoing education is both necessary and desired by the nurses at ORCI to provide sound oncology nursing care to their patient population. In the pre-conference assessment, African nurses expressed the desire to increase their knowledge in oncology nursing, including areas such as nursing assessment, safe handling of chemotherapy, pain management, palliative care, managing side effects, and communication skills. The post conference evaluation indicated that the conference met their learning needs, but that ongoing education is both necessary and desired by the nurses at ORCI to provide sound oncology nursing care to their patient population.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOncology Nurses Connect: An International Nursing Collaborationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNixon, Colleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMhoka, Mwangaen_US
dc.author.detailsLisa Morrissey, MSN, RN ,CPON, Nurse Manager, Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: lisa.morrissey@childrens.harvard.edu; Colleen Nixon, BSN, RN; Mwanga Mhoka, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzaniaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164607-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Oncology nurses require specialized education and training to ensure the provision of safe, efficient and evidence based care. Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), a 130 bed cancer hospital in Dar es Salaam, is the only cancer treatment center in Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in the world. The nurses at ORCI provide cancer care, yet have limited opportunities for education and specialized training in oncology nursing. In August 2008, a team of five nurses from Dana Farber/ChildrenÆs Hospital Cancer Care (DFCHCC) collaborated with nursing leadership at ORCI to plan and provide a two day educational workshop for the nurses at ORCI. To offer outreach to African oncology nurses through the development of a collaborative relationship between DFCHCC and ORCI, providing the opportunity for information sharing and mutual learning for oncology nurses. A two day oncology educational workshop was conducted at ORCI in August 2008. Thirty nurses from ORCI and two from Rwinkwavu Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda attended the workshop. The conference was organized by five nurses from DF/CHCC and the nurse manager at ORCI. Topics presented at the workshop included an overview of childhood cancer, chemotherapy administration, supportive care, pediatric health assessment, growth and development, pain management strategies, infection control, and communication skills. A pre-conference assessment and postconference evaluation was completed by all attendees. In the pre-conference assessment, African nurses expressed the desire to increase their knowledge in oncology nursing, including areas such as nursing assessment, safe handling of chemotherapy, pain management, palliative care, managing side effects, and communication skills. The post conference evaluation indicated that the conference met their learning needs, but that ongoing education is both necessary and desired by the nurses at ORCI to provide sound oncology nursing care to their patient population. In the pre-conference assessment, African nurses expressed the desire to increase their knowledge in oncology nursing, including areas such as nursing assessment, safe handling of chemotherapy, pain management, palliative care, managing side effects, and communication skills. The post conference evaluation indicated that the conference met their learning needs, but that ongoing education is both necessary and desired by the nurses at ORCI to provide sound oncology nursing care to their patient population.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:44Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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