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Educational preparation of nurses caring for older people with cancer: an international perspective

Educational preparation of nurses caring for older people with cancer: an international perspective
Educational preparation of nurses caring for older people with cancer: an international perspective
Objectives

To review the education available in Europe and the USA for nurses caring for older people with cancer.

Data sources

Nursing literature, published guidelines, and professional nursing organizations websites:

Conclusion

The educational needs of nurses caring for older cancer patients have not been well defined to date, resulting in a mixed international picture of preparation.

Implication for nursing practice

As the number of older people with cancer grows, the resulting complexities of patient and family care needs have significant implications for the role of nursing.
gero-oncology, nursing education, nursing practice, aged, oncology nursing, education
0749-2081
1-15
Bridges, Jackie
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Wengström, Yvonne
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Bailey, Donald E.
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Bridges, Jackie
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Wengström, Yvonne
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Bailey, Donald E.
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Bridges, Jackie, Wengström, Yvonne and Bailey, Donald E. (2015) Educational preparation of nurses caring for older people with cancer: an international perspective. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 1-15. (doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2015.11.003).

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Abstract

Objectives

To review the education available in Europe and the USA for nurses caring for older people with cancer.

Data sources

Nursing literature, published guidelines, and professional nursing organizations websites:

Conclusion

The educational needs of nurses caring for older cancer patients have not been well defined to date, resulting in a mixed international picture of preparation.

Implication for nursing practice

As the number of older people with cancer grows, the resulting complexities of patient and family care needs have significant implications for the role of nursing.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 November 2015
Keywords: gero-oncology, nursing education, nursing practice, aged, oncology nursing, education
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 384964
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/384964
ISSN: 0749-2081
PURE UUID: 32739bb2-fec5-4761-a93d-252ca20874b4
ORCID for Jackie Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X

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Date deposited: 10 Dec 2015 15:25
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:38

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