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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304067
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative E-Learning as a Tool to Educate Oncology Nurses in Tanzania
Author(s):
Hampshire, Margaret K.; Metz, James
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Tau
Author Details:
Margaret K. Hampshire, BSN, RN, hampshire@xrt.upenn.edu; James Metz, MD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The need for oncology nursing education in Africa is growing.  Oncology nurses need appropriate knowledge of cancer, symptom management and coping skills to support patients. Oncology curriculum is rarely taught in most African nursing schools. It is difficult for African nurses to access current education resources due challenges with access, funding, and degree requirements.  The nursing team at OncoLink, the Internet resource at the University of Pennsylvania, designed an educational initiative in partnership with the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania to bridge this gap.

Methods:

The ORCI nurses met with OncoLink to express their need for oncology education.  The OncoLink nursing team used existing e-learning tools as educational model to be implemented in an Africa.  The modules include specific education on cancer biology, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Nurses complete a pretest, posttest and clinical evaluation to receive a certificate. 

Results:

This program was completed at ORCI.  Twenty nurses constitute the first group piloting this project, with planned expansion to up to 61 nurses.  Pretesting was performed prior to starting the modules.  Post test surveys were administered after each module and were compared to the original pretest. Satisfaction and efficacy of the project was rated.  All nurses passed the course and were recognized for their achievement  as a group from hospital administrators and their Minister of Health.

Conclusion:

This presentation will discuss the initial implementation, satisfaction, and next steps to extend to other developing countries where increasing nursing educational level is desired. OncoLink is prepared to continue the course at ORCI with modifications based on data and satisfaction in January of 2013.

Keywords:
African Nursing Education; African Cancer Epidemic
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative E-Learning as a Tool to Educate Oncology Nurses in Tanzaniaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHampshire, Margaret K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMetz, Jamesen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsMargaret K. Hampshire, BSN, RN, hampshire@xrt.upenn.edu; James Metz, MD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304067-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The need for oncology nursing education in Africa is growing.  Oncology nurses need appropriate knowledge of cancer, symptom management and coping skills to support patients. Oncology curriculum is rarely taught in most African nursing schools. It is difficult for African nurses to access current education resources due challenges with access, funding, and degree requirements.  The nursing team at OncoLink, the Internet resource at the University of Pennsylvania, designed an educational initiative in partnership with the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania to bridge this gap. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The ORCI nurses met with OncoLink to express their need for oncology education.  The OncoLink nursing team used existing e-learning tools as educational model to be implemented in an Africa.  The modules include specific education on cancer biology, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Nurses complete a pretest, posttest and clinical evaluation to receive a certificate.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>This program was completed at ORCI.  Twenty nurses constitute the first group piloting this project, with planned expansion to up to 61 nurses.  Pretesting was performed prior to starting the modules.  Post test surveys were administered after each module and were compared to the original pretest. Satisfaction and efficacy of the project was rated.  All nurses passed the course and were recognized for their achievement  as a group from hospital administrators and their Minister of Health. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>This presentation will discuss the initial implementation, satisfaction, and next steps to extend to other developing countries where increasing nursing educational level is desired. OncoLink is prepared to continue the course at ORCI with modifications based on data and satisfaction in January of 2013.en_GB
dc.subjectAfrican Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.subjectAfrican Cancer Epidemicen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:36Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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