Survivorship care is an essential part of breast cancer care. Nurses are pivotal to providing a continuum of patient care and require knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary team caring for patients once their initial intense treatments have completed. This unit of study explores the 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 the knowledge about models of survivorship care, metastatic breast disease and addresses communication and psychological issues in the advanced stage of breast cancer care. The unit of study will identify and address breast cancer survivors’ immediate and future needs in terms of their follow-up care to improve their life holistically. The unit of study aims to prepare the breast care nurses to improve the survivorship rates and survivor care of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.
|Care Continuum and Survivorship in Breast Cancer Nursing|
|Unit of study code||328|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Kirsten Masters
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Survivorship and Follow up||a) evaluate the models of survivorship care required for people after the completion of their active breast cancer treatment to support them in living well.|
|Theme 2: Assessment and management of late and long-term effects of cancer and its treatments.||b) reflect on the role of the breast care nurse in the provision of optimal care pathways for persons with breast cancers.|
|Theme 3: Metastatic breast cancer||c) apply knowledge and skills to holistic management of persons living with advanced disease.|
|Theme 4: Populations with special needs||d) critically examine the physical and psychosocial late and long-term effects of breast cancers and associated treatments.|
|e) examine specific needs related to survivorship care in culturally diverse communities and special populations.|
Care Continuum and Survivorship in Breast Cancer Nursing (328) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.