Integrating Psychosocial Care Into Oncology Practice Online Course

*Updated with an additional lesson on Survivorship, and the latest DSM-V changes!

This course will provide the learner with education about psychosocial concepts, the nursing application of them to the oncology patient population, and engagement of oncology nurses as leaders within the health care team for the provision of psychosocial care. Through faculty-facilitated discussion postings, interactive learning activities, and a post-test, course attendees will enhance their knowledge related to various psychosocial topics and the resources available to oncology nurses and patients. Course content addresses cultural, spiritual, and caregiver issues, along with care implications related to anxiety, depression, sexual alterations, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.

Categories: Clinical Practice/Evidence-Based Practice, Clinical Practice/Survivorship, Clinical Practice/General, Palliative Care/EOL, Patient Population/Adult, Patient Population/Geriatric, Professional Issues/Advocacy, Professional Issues/Nursing Care/ Self Growth, Symptom Management/Long-term effects, Symptom Management/Psychosocial, Treatment/CAM, Type of Cancer/Bladder Cancer, Type of Cancer/Brain Cancer, Type of Cancer/Breast Cancer, Type of Cancer/Colorectal Cancer, Type of Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Type of Cancer/Head and Neck Cancer, Type of Cancer/Hematology, Type of Cancer/HIV/AIDs, Type of Cancer/Lung Cancer, Type of Cancer/Pancreatic, Type of Cancer/Renal, Type of Cancer/Reproductive Cancers, Type of Cancer/Sarcoma, Type of Cancer/Skin Cancer

Contact Hours9.19
Member Price$99
Non-Member Price$139
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ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

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Course Objectives

Describe the prevalence of psychosocial issues in oncology.
Identify skills and tools for assessing emotional distress in oncology patients.
Discuss strategies for collaborative management of psychosocial issues in oncology nursing care.
Describe the impact of cultural and spiritual practices on living with cancer.
List the strategies that promote self-care behaviors for oncology nurses.