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Oncology Nursing - General issues in Cancer Nursing

Joint Event on 27th International Conference on Nursing and Healthcare & International Conference on Nutraceuticals and Food Sciences
Nov 12-13, 2018 | Paris, France

J Sankhari

Government General Hospital, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Food Sci Nutr


Oncology nursing education has focused on the knowledge and practice of providing care to cancer patients. Today’s health care environment demands constant improvement in patient outcomes. As part of the multidisciplinary team, oncology nurses are particularly interested in effective cancer-symptom management and have identified an essential need for resources that facilitate easy access to the best evidence for managing common cancer symptoms. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is committed to identifying the evidence base for oncology nursing and demonstrating the impact of oncology nursing interventions on patient outcomes. General issues in cancer nursing are one of the main challenges nurses face is collaborating with the many different organisations in the field of oncology. In addition to the difficulty of monitoring and educating patients who receive treatment in the out-patient setting. when informing or not becomes a dilemma- showing the main difficulties related to oncological treatment information regarding health staff, health system, and infrastructure; to invest or not - dilemmas related to finitude - showing situations of dilemmas related to pain and confrontation with finitude. It is important to invest in the training of these professionals, preparing them in an ethical and human way to act as lawyers of the patient with cancer, in a context of dilemmas related mainly to the possibility of finitude. Part of their role is to listen to the emotional concerns and anxieties of the patient and refer them appropriately if needed.


J Sankhari has completed her M.Sc Nursing (Dept of Community Health Nursing) at the age of 37 years from Pondicherry University. she is the Nursing Officer in Government General Hospital, Puducherry, India. She has published 1 paper in reputed journal and presented more than 10 concept paper in International and National conferences. 

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