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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164785
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fireside Chats with the Oncology Team: An Overview of Common Cancers
Author(s):
Partusch, Susan; Blanton, Kim
Author Details:
Susan Partusch, MSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital/ TriHealth, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, email: susanpartusch@trihealth.com; Kim Blanton, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: Non-oncology healthcare providers at Good Samaritan Hospital expressed a need for basic cancer education. It was determined that all members of the multidisciplinary team could benefit from increasing their understanding of cancer in order to assist them in caring for their patients who had cancer. Multiple disciplines were identified as interfacing with cancer patients in the hospital and influencing their outcomes. The Fireside Chats were an attempt to educate rehabilitation therapists, nononcology nurses, social workers, and pharmacists about cancer. A series of eleven programs was presented over a three month period, with each program highlighting a different type of cancer. Each one hour program included a presentation by a physician discussing the disease and treatment. This was followed by an oncology nurse discussing the nursing management of the patient undergoing treatment. The research staff member described open clinical trials for a patient with that type of cancer. The name, Fireside Chats, reflects the informal atmosphere of the forum. All programs were scheduled in the late afternoon to accommodate shift changes and the dinner hour. A free dinner and continuing education credits for therapists, nurses, and social workers also encouraged participation. Attendance at the programs continued to increase as the series progressed. The audience was actively engaged with an enthusiastic question/answer period at the end of each program. Evaluation scores consistently exceeded 4.6 on a 5.0 scale. Narrative comments on the evaluations were extremely positive and commented on the volume and quality of cancer information shared. Total participation for the series approached 500 persons. Program attendance and evaluations alone supported the need for, and interest in oncology education. Oncology physicians gained visibility and validated their reputations for current understanding of disease states and treatment options. Oncology nurses developed professional presentations based on current literature and evidence based practice. The nurses were recognized as knowledgeable and valuable resources, and earned clinical points for their presentations. There was also an increased understanding of clinical trials and the nurses' role in encouraging participation. Due to the popularity of this project, three additional programs were implemented, and a new series for the next year planned.
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.titleFireside Chats with the Oncology Team: An Overview of Common Cancersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPartusch, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlanton, Kimen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Partusch, MSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital/ TriHealth, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, email: susanpartusch@trihealth.com; Kim Blanton, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164785-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Non-oncology healthcare providers at Good Samaritan Hospital expressed a need for basic cancer education. It was determined that all members of the multidisciplinary team could benefit from increasing their understanding of cancer in order to assist them in caring for their patients who had cancer. Multiple disciplines were identified as interfacing with cancer patients in the hospital and influencing their outcomes. The Fireside Chats were an attempt to educate rehabilitation therapists, nononcology nurses, social workers, and pharmacists about cancer. A series of eleven programs was presented over a three month period, with each program highlighting a different type of cancer. Each one hour program included a presentation by a physician discussing the disease and treatment. This was followed by an oncology nurse discussing the nursing management of the patient undergoing treatment. The research staff member described open clinical trials for a patient with that type of cancer. The name, Fireside Chats, reflects the informal atmosphere of the forum. All programs were scheduled in the late afternoon to accommodate shift changes and the dinner hour. A free dinner and continuing education credits for therapists, nurses, and social workers also encouraged participation. Attendance at the programs continued to increase as the series progressed. The audience was actively engaged with an enthusiastic question/answer period at the end of each program. Evaluation scores consistently exceeded 4.6 on a 5.0 scale. Narrative comments on the evaluations were extremely positive and commented on the volume and quality of cancer information shared. Total participation for the series approached 500 persons. Program attendance and evaluations alone supported the need for, and interest in oncology education. Oncology physicians gained visibility and validated their reputations for current understanding of disease states and treatment options. Oncology nurses developed professional presentations based on current literature and evidence based practice. The nurses were recognized as knowledgeable and valuable resources, and earned clinical points for their presentations. There was also an increased understanding of clinical trials and the nurses' role in encouraging participation. Due to the popularity of this project, three additional programs were implemented, and a new series for the next year planned.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:57Z-
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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