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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164887
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NURSING THE VIRTUAL BREAST CANCER PATIENT
Author(s):
Taylor, Kathleen; Wright, Gwen; Winston, Anita; Zelko, Cindy; Maklebust, JoAnn
Author Details:
Kathleen Taylor, RN, Admissions Nurse, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: kat1rn@hotmail.com; Gwen Wright, BSN, RN; Anita Winston, BSN, RN; Cindy Zelko, RN; JoAnn Maklebust, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN
Abstract:
Nurses expressed a desire to learn more about what their patients may encounter during all phases of treatment so they would be better prepared to answer patient or family concerns. Nurse preceptors from four clinical areas (the out-patient breast clinic, the inpatient surgical unit, the Radiation Oncology Center and the outpatient chemotherapy area) expressed a knowledge deficit concerning what a patient may experience in areas other than their own. It was decided to create a presentation to educate the nurse preceptors. The purpose of the presentation was to educate the preceptors who could, in turn, educate staff nurses about the experiences a breast cancer patient may encounter as she progresses through the comprehensive cancer center. The presentation emphasized the patientÆs point of view. A ôvirtualö patient was created and her experiences in the cancer center were described by nurse preceptors from four different areas of the hospital. Each preceptor presented an overview of what may occur as the ôvirtualö breast cancer patient received treatment in their arena. The process was described from diagnosis through surgery, recovery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. The patientÆs various tests, treatments, side effects and emotional needs were addressed by the nurse preceptor from each area. After the program was presented at the Preceptor meeting, an abstract was submitted, accepted and presented twice at Nursing Grand Rounds. Formal evaluation forms were distributed and completed and the nurses were awarded Continuing Education Units. The nurses who attended Grand Rounds expressed gratitude for the knowledge gained. They not only learned what the patient experienced but also what care was provided by nurses from the various areas. Staff nurses attending Nursing Grand Rounds requested that virtual patients experiencing other diagnoses be offered. Offering educational opportunities for staff nurses increases their ability to provide a better level of care for their patients. When staff nurses gain additional knowledge, they become more competent addressing patientÆs concerns. As job performance improves, nurse satisfaction increases. Increased nurse job satisfaction also positively impacts patient satisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleNURSING THE VIRTUAL BREAST CANCER PATIENTen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, Gwenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinston, Anitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZelko, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaklebust, JoAnnen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Taylor, RN, Admissions Nurse, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: kat1rn@hotmail.com; Gwen Wright, BSN, RN; Anita Winston, BSN, RN; Cindy Zelko, RN; JoAnn Maklebust, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164887-
dc.description.abstractNurses expressed a desire to learn more about what their patients may encounter during all phases of treatment so they would be better prepared to answer patient or family concerns. Nurse preceptors from four clinical areas (the out-patient breast clinic, the inpatient surgical unit, the Radiation Oncology Center and the outpatient chemotherapy area) expressed a knowledge deficit concerning what a patient may experience in areas other than their own. It was decided to create a presentation to educate the nurse preceptors. The purpose of the presentation was to educate the preceptors who could, in turn, educate staff nurses about the experiences a breast cancer patient may encounter as she progresses through the comprehensive cancer center. The presentation emphasized the patientÆs point of view. A ôvirtualö patient was created and her experiences in the cancer center were described by nurse preceptors from four different areas of the hospital. Each preceptor presented an overview of what may occur as the ôvirtualö breast cancer patient received treatment in their arena. The process was described from diagnosis through surgery, recovery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. The patientÆs various tests, treatments, side effects and emotional needs were addressed by the nurse preceptor from each area. After the program was presented at the Preceptor meeting, an abstract was submitted, accepted and presented twice at Nursing Grand Rounds. Formal evaluation forms were distributed and completed and the nurses were awarded Continuing Education Units. The nurses who attended Grand Rounds expressed gratitude for the knowledge gained. They not only learned what the patient experienced but also what care was provided by nurses from the various areas. Staff nurses attending Nursing Grand Rounds requested that virtual patients experiencing other diagnoses be offered. Offering educational opportunities for staff nurses increases their ability to provide a better level of care for their patients. When staff nurses gain additional knowledge, they become more competent addressing patientÆs concerns. As job performance improves, nurse satisfaction increases. Increased nurse job satisfaction also positively impacts patient satisfaction.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:45Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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