Oncology Nursing and Palliative care

Palliative care can be defined as a multidisciplinary approach that may include care provided by physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, spiritual care professionals, and respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists, as well as a variety of other disciplines necessary to manage symptom. Oncology nurses are critical participants in the delivery of palliative care. It is the position of oncology nurse that primary nursing should begin at the time of diagnosis and continue throughout bereavement. Physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual assessments are key components to the development of a comprehensive care plan for each patient Oncology nurses must possess knowledge and skills in certain domains to deliver safe, quality palliative care, including, structure and processes of care, physical aspects of care, psychological and psychiatric aspects of care, social aspects for care, cultural aspects of care, care of the imminently dying patient, ethical and legal aspects of care and, spiritual, religious, and existential aspects of care of a cancer patient. Oncology nurses have a responsibility to engage the public and provide fact-based information about care of people with advanced serious illness to encourage advance care planning and informed choices based on the needs and values of individuals.

  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Values and attitudes
  • Psychological Support
  • Assessment and management of patients
  • Professional and ethical understanding of Patients

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