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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164769
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Advancing Expertise in the Care of Elderly Patients with Cancer
Author(s):
McEvoy, Lorraine; Carrow, Melanie; Davis, Mary Elizabeth; Frierson, Linda; Gooch, Melinda; Ricci, Jean; Roth, Jody
Author Details:
Lorraine McEvoy, RN, MSN, DNP, OCN, Nurse Leader: Ambulatory Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: mcevoylorraine@aol.com; Melanie Carrow, RN, BSN, OCN; Mary Elizabeth Davis, RN, MSN, AOCNS; Linda Frierson, RN, BSN, OCN; Melinda Gooch, RN, BS; Jean Ricci, RN, MA; and Jody Roth, RN, MSN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: The fastest growing segment of the US population is individuals over the age of 65. This age group will account for approximately 20% of Americans by the year 2030. Aging is associated with increased rates of cancer, corresponding to an 11-fold greater incidence in persons over the age of 65 years versus those under age 65. According to the American Cancer Society by the year 2050, the number of cancer patients over age 85 is expected to increase fourfold. Related to the growing and aging population, there is a need to understand the treatment and care needs of elders. This pilot study examined a method for advancing nursing expertise and analyzed the effectiveness of the approach. The project utilized multiple theoretical perspectives related to nursing practice and learning to formulate a conceptual framework in which the superior performance of a nursing expert would be achieved through Deliberate Practice. The project assessed a conceptual framework based on Deliberate Practice in the training and development of registered professional nurses. The approach provided a three day educational offering to oncology nurses at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who had no prior training in the geriatric oncology specialty. Data was collected and analyzed to assess the level to which outcomes of advancing expertise were demonstrated. Nurses participating in the program completed a pre-test and post-test to determine knowledge and practice both before and after the educational intervention. Data was collected to examine nursesÆ assessment of elders for vulnerability and to grade the level to which outcomes of advancing expertise were demonstrated in nursing documentation. The results of this pilot study support earlier work related to the application of Deliberate Practice and indicate that the methodology could have effectiveness beyond the specific population examined. Although replication studies are not commonly pursued in nursing, this longitudinal, non-experimental descriptive study should be replicated with a larger and more diverse sample of nurses, and a larger more diverse sample of patients. Future studies should examine the concept systematically, in order to establish this methodology as a standardized approach to advancing expertise within the professional nursing work force.
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.titleAdvancing Expertise in the Care of Elderly Patients with Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Lorraineen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarrow, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Mary Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrierson, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGooch, Melindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRicci, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoth, Jodyen_US
dc.author.detailsLorraine McEvoy, RN, MSN, DNP, OCN, Nurse Leader: Ambulatory Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: mcevoylorraine@aol.com; Melanie Carrow, RN, BSN, OCN; Mary Elizabeth Davis, RN, MSN, AOCNS; Linda Frierson, RN, BSN, OCN; Melinda Gooch, RN, BS; Jean Ricci, RN, MA; and Jody Roth, RN, MSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164769-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The fastest growing segment of the US population is individuals over the age of 65. This age group will account for approximately 20% of Americans by the year 2030. Aging is associated with increased rates of cancer, corresponding to an 11-fold greater incidence in persons over the age of 65 years versus those under age 65. According to the American Cancer Society by the year 2050, the number of cancer patients over age 85 is expected to increase fourfold. Related to the growing and aging population, there is a need to understand the treatment and care needs of elders. This pilot study examined a method for advancing nursing expertise and analyzed the effectiveness of the approach. The project utilized multiple theoretical perspectives related to nursing practice and learning to formulate a conceptual framework in which the superior performance of a nursing expert would be achieved through Deliberate Practice. The project assessed a conceptual framework based on Deliberate Practice in the training and development of registered professional nurses. The approach provided a three day educational offering to oncology nurses at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who had no prior training in the geriatric oncology specialty. Data was collected and analyzed to assess the level to which outcomes of advancing expertise were demonstrated. Nurses participating in the program completed a pre-test and post-test to determine knowledge and practice both before and after the educational intervention. Data was collected to examine nursesÆ assessment of elders for vulnerability and to grade the level to which outcomes of advancing expertise were demonstrated in nursing documentation. The results of this pilot study support earlier work related to the application of Deliberate Practice and indicate that the methodology could have effectiveness beyond the specific population examined. Although replication studies are not commonly pursued in nursing, this longitudinal, non-experimental descriptive study should be replicated with a larger and more diverse sample of nurses, and a larger more diverse sample of patients. Future studies should examine the concept systematically, in order to establish this methodology as a standardized approach to advancing expertise within the professional nursing work force.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:40Z-
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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