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Continuum of care in breast cancer nursing

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Nurses are pivotal to providing a continuum of patient care and require knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary team caring for patient’s once their initial intense treatments have completed. This unit of study explores the specialist breast care nurses’ role in the management of follow-up care, survivorship and the impact and care required if breast cancer reoccurs. It is designed to equip nurses with knowledge about metastatic breast disease and addresses communication and psychological issues In the advanced stage of breast cancer care.

Continuum of care in breast cancer nursing

Unit of study code

280

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing

PG unit of study

Term

APRIL, OCTOBER

Pre-requisite

N/A

Fee*Tier 2

Prescribed text:

Kissane, D, Bultz, B, Burlow, P & Findlay, I (eds) 2011, Handbook of communication in oncology and palliative care, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Co-ordinated by: Musette Healey MACN

Content

 

Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

 

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Follow up care and survivorship

a) Demonstrate specialist knowledge of follow up care required for people after the completion of their treatment for breast cancer and to support them in living well

Assessment 1 Online discussions x 3

10%

2,6,10

Theme 2: Continuum of care in advanced breast cancer

b) Develop and enhance clinical decision making skills and evaluate therapeutic strategies for the care of people who have experienced treatment for breast cancer and require treatment for disease recurrence

Assessment 2 Case analysis Part A (2000 words)

40%

5

 

c) Evaluate effective therapeutic relationships with patients, their families and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Assessment 3 Case Study Part B (3000 words)

50%

9

 

 

d) Develop and implement professional and leadership skills to effectively promote evidence based care and advocate for patients

 

 

 

 

e) Reflect on their own values, beliefs and attitudes in relation to their role as a nurse caring for patients who experience breast cancer and their families

 

 

 

*Fees

Tier 1 = $2,035

Tier 2 = $2,345

Tier 3 = $2,725

Tier 4 = $3,275

*Fees are are subject to change without notice.