This unit will explore interventions in cancer and haematology nursing practice throughout the malignant disease trajectory. The global perspective of cancer and the role of screening in cancer nursing practice will be discussed. Health promotion as a philosophy of care in cancer, nurse-led interventions and the management of complex clinical situations will be explored, particularly in relation to assessment and symptom management. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and evaluate this in relation to specific competencies of the advanced RN or specialist cancer nurse. Throughout this unit of study students will engage in discussion of common presentations, and will be able to apply this to their own area of practice and thus pursue their own specific subspecialty of interest.
four intensive, on-campus study days
2000 word essay (40%), online reflections and peer feedback (15%) and portfolio (45%)