Use of Nursing Simulation Laboratories in the Development of New Oncology Nurses' Skills in Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Cancer Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164772
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Nursing Simulation Laboratories in the Development of New Oncology Nurses' Skills in Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Cancer Patients
Author(s):
McLaughlin, Patricia
Author Details:
Patricia McLaughlin, RN, MSN, AOCN, Senior Research Nurse, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: pmclaughlin9@verizon.net
Abstract:
Education: Oncology Nursing is a unique specialty that deals with a variety of both physical and psychosocial skills. While competency in caring for the physical needs of the cancer patients is relatively easy to demonstrate, assessing and meeting the psychosocial needs is much more difficult to measure. Additionally, a nurse entering the field of oncology needs to assess his or her own comfort level in dealing with oncology patients and their significant others. In the past, Registered Nurses, whether new to nursing or new to oncology, received training needed to care for the physical requirements of the patients. Psychosocial needs were addressed, however, not in great detail and were not evaluated with the same intensity as were the physical needs. Today, many nursing schools, universities, and hospitals use simulation laboratories as both a teaching and an evaluation tool. Mannequins are most often used as the patient so the nurse can demonstrate such skills as accessing implantable ports, monitoring infusion of chemotherapy, responding to adverse events related to chemotherapy as well as many other additional skills. What is unique about simulation laboratories is that it is now possible to observe the nurse in a variety of psychosocial settings with the use of specially trained actors. How does the nurse respond to the patient and significant other(s) when the diagnosis of cancer is made? How comfortable is the nurse in dealing with the patients' issues? There are numerous scenarios cased on the type, stage, and treatment strategies in addition to the prognosis. By using a skills laboratory with individuals specially trained in dealing with the psychosocial needs of both patients and caregivers, much can be learned. Observations and recommendations can be given by the trained specialists to the nurse relating to the patient interactions and to the nurse's feelings can be explored. In the past, the simulation laboratory was only used to for the evaluation of physical tasks. We now have a method for assessing the nurse's ability to deal with oncology patient's psychosocial needs and the nurse's own feelings. The evidence will rest with with the oncology patients' evaluation of the care they received, both physical and psychosocial and with staff turn-over rate related to emotional.
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.titleUse of Nursing Simulation Laboratories in the Development of New Oncology Nurses' Skills in Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia McLaughlin, RN, MSN, AOCN, Senior Research Nurse, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: pmclaughlin9@verizon.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164772-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Oncology Nursing is a unique specialty that deals with a variety of both physical and psychosocial skills. While competency in caring for the physical needs of the cancer patients is relatively easy to demonstrate, assessing and meeting the psychosocial needs is much more difficult to measure. Additionally, a nurse entering the field of oncology needs to assess his or her own comfort level in dealing with oncology patients and their significant others. In the past, Registered Nurses, whether new to nursing or new to oncology, received training needed to care for the physical requirements of the patients. Psychosocial needs were addressed, however, not in great detail and were not evaluated with the same intensity as were the physical needs. Today, many nursing schools, universities, and hospitals use simulation laboratories as both a teaching and an evaluation tool. Mannequins are most often used as the patient so the nurse can demonstrate such skills as accessing implantable ports, monitoring infusion of chemotherapy, responding to adverse events related to chemotherapy as well as many other additional skills. What is unique about simulation laboratories is that it is now possible to observe the nurse in a variety of psychosocial settings with the use of specially trained actors. How does the nurse respond to the patient and significant other(s) when the diagnosis of cancer is made? How comfortable is the nurse in dealing with the patients' issues? There are numerous scenarios cased on the type, stage, and treatment strategies in addition to the prognosis. By using a skills laboratory with individuals specially trained in dealing with the psychosocial needs of both patients and caregivers, much can be learned. Observations and recommendations can be given by the trained specialists to the nurse relating to the patient interactions and to the nurse's feelings can be explored. In the past, the simulation laboratory was only used to for the evaluation of physical tasks. We now have a method for assessing the nurse's ability to deal with oncology patient's psychosocial needs and the nurse's own feelings. The evidence will rest with with the oncology patients' evaluation of the care they received, both physical and psychosocial and with staff turn-over rate related to emotional.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:43Z-
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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