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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164786
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer Awareness: A Community Education Initiative
Author(s):
Peranski, Kathleen
Author Details:
Kathleen Peranski, RN, MSN, OCN, NE, BC, nurse manager, United Health Services, Johnson City, New York, USA, email: kathleenperanski@uhs.org
Abstract:
Education: Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any othe type of cancer except skin cancer. Knowledge of risk factors, screenings and symptoms could help with early detection and early treatment. This in turn could save lives. The purpose is to provide education to several local communities using different modalities in order to increase the awareness of breast cancer. Funding for the project was obtained through a special projects grant offered by the Oncology Nursing Society. A review of the literature was done to obtain the most recebnt statistics and screening information. We chose 3 different ways to get the word out to the community. We used billboards that were in high traffic areas, radio spots and information placemats that were displayed in local restaurants. The project was well received in the community. We were awarded the NYSNA District 5 "Public Realtions Award" for this project. The chapter was recognized at the 2008 Nurses' Day Breakfast in our community. A plaque was given to the chapter. Disease prevention and promotion starts with the individual. Community education is one way to bring awareness to many people, especially those that may not see a physician on a regular basis. Education has always been a major focus of the oncology nurse with the goal of empowering the indivudual to be an active participant in health care.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Cancer Awareness: A Community Education Initiativeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPeranski, Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Peranski, RN, MSN, OCN, NE, BC, nurse manager, United Health Services, Johnson City, New York, USA, email: kathleenperanski@uhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164786-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any othe type of cancer except skin cancer. Knowledge of risk factors, screenings and symptoms could help with early detection and early treatment. This in turn could save lives. The purpose is to provide education to several local communities using different modalities in order to increase the awareness of breast cancer. Funding for the project was obtained through a special projects grant offered by the Oncology Nursing Society. A review of the literature was done to obtain the most recebnt statistics and screening information. We chose 3 different ways to get the word out to the community. We used billboards that were in high traffic areas, radio spots and information placemats that were displayed in local restaurants. The project was well received in the community. We were awarded the NYSNA District 5 "Public Realtions Award" for this project. The chapter was recognized at the 2008 Nurses' Day Breakfast in our community. A plaque was given to the chapter. Disease prevention and promotion starts with the individual. Community education is one way to bring awareness to many people, especially those that may not see a physician on a regular basis. Education has always been a major focus of the oncology nurse with the goal of empowering the indivudual to be an active participant in health care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:59Z-
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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