Oncology nurses work in a multi-disciplinary team, in a variety of settings, from the inpatient ward, to the bone marrow transplant unit, through to the community. Oncology nurses often serve as your first line of communication, and help coordinate the many aspects of your care throughout cancer treatment. They may perform a number of duties. An Oncology Nurse provides care for cancer patients and those at risk for getting the disease. Oncology nurses must manage both the symptoms of a patient’s disease and the side effects of various cancer treatments. They monitor physical conditions, prescribe medication, and administer chemotherapy and other treatments. Oncology nurses witness much suffering but this stress is offset by the long-term relationships they often develop with patients and their families.
- Track 1-1 Primary care and cancer nursing
- Track 2-2 Cancer nursing and oncology care
- Track 3-3 Psychological and psychosocial aspects and cancer nursing care
- Track 4-4 Treatment of cancer and cancer nursing
- Track 5-5 Breast Cancer
- Track 6-6 Bone cancer