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Cancer Nursing Careers e-learning programme now live

Alex Drinkall, 22 July 2020
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Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with RM Partners – the West London Cancer Alliance, University of Stirling and the University of Huddersfield to develop an e-learning programme to provide cancer-specific learning opportunities for registered nurses who provide care to people affected by cancer in non-specialist cancer settings including primary, secondary and community services.

All nurses, regardless of practice setting, are likely to have contact with people affected by cancer and, to enhance their practice, should have an understanding of cancer and its treatment, education in the basic principles and practice of cancer care, skills in assessing the cancer care needs of patients and families, and training in communication skills.
The eight e-learning sessions align to the Royal College of Nursing’s Cancer Nursing Career and Education Framework eight outcomes and are:

* The context of cancer nursing
* Basic science and treatment of cancer
* Nursing assessment and interventions in the management of people affected by cancer
* Cancer as a chronic illness/supportive and palliative care
* Understanding impact of cancer on the individual, families and health care professionals
* Information and communication in cancer care
* Clinical leadership and resource management of cancer nursing
* Evidence-based and applied research in cancer care.

The cancer specific learning outcomes identified within the sessions aim to ensure induction, consolidation and on-going development of knowledge and skills in cancer care.
For more information about the e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cancer-nursing-careers/

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