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Improving cancer survivorship care: oncology nurses' educational needs and preferred methods of learning Journal Article


Authors: Klemp, Jennifer R.; Frazier, Linda M; Glennon, Catherine; Trunecek, Jill; Irwin, Margaret
Article Title: Improving cancer survivorship care: oncology nurses' educational needs and preferred methods of learning
Abstract: Oncology nurses are essential in all phases of cancer care; however, their role in survivorship care is unclear. To better understand the self-reported knowledge and educational needs on topics of survivorship care and oncology nurses' learning preferences, an online survey was conducted. Respondents self-reported knowledge level for 31 care topics, identified areas of most interest, topics needed to assist patients and address patient questions, and reported participation in continuing education and preferred learning methods. Knowledge was rated highest for topics of fatigue, anxiety, and fear of recurrence and lowest for issues related to finance, employment, and insurance. Nurses were most interested in late and long-term physical effects of cancer or treatment, managing emotional issues, cancer screening and surveillance, and complementary and alternative therapies. Study findings suggest that online learning methods would be feasible and well accepted by nurses to meet continuing education needs related to cancer survivorship.
Keywords: Humans; Middle Aged; Adult; Questionnaires; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Complementary Therapies; Survival Rate; Neoplasms; Learning; Oncology Nursing
Journal Title: Journal of cancer education: the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Volume: 26
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1543-0154
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2011
Start Page: 234
End Page: 242
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