Nursing: Cancer in Women, 4th Edition

74.95
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About the Course
Cancer is a major public health problem. Malignancy is the second-leading cause of death in women in the United States. An estimated 891,480 women annually receive a diagnosis of cancer and 285,210 women die of the disease every year. One in three women in the United States is at risk for developing cancer during her lifetime (American Cancer Society, 2019a). This course provides nurses with evidence-based information to inform their practice when caring for women with a diagnosis of cancer, helping them to better understand the major cancers that affect women and the nursing care needs of these women and their families. Its comprehensive content serves as a foundation for competent and state-of-the-art nursing practice. The course covers the epidemiology of cancer in women, the impact of genetics and precision medicine in cancer care, psychosocial ramifications of cancer care, complementary medicine in cancer care, and reliable resources for patients and nurses and a discussion of the risk factors, diagnostic evaluation, and current treatments in breast, gynecologic, colon, lung, and skin cancers.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe cancer and cancer risk in women, including trends, the impact of family history, and the genetic testing process, and use this information to implement evidence-based programs to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with cancer.
  • Describe the difference between genomics and genetics and how precision medicine guides oncology treatment and care.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for breast cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for endometrial cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for cervical cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for lung cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for colorectal cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for skin cancer in women.
  • Discuss the psychosocial issues that may accompany a diagnosis of cancer, including the nurse’s role in and interventions for these issues.
  • Discuss psychologic, functional, and fertility issues associated with sexual activity and sexuality in women with cancer, including interventions to address these issues.
  • Discuss available complementary and alternative medicine options.
  • Discuss ways for the nurse and interdisciplinary team to assist patients in evaluating and accessing credible educational resources.

About the Author:
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience, focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics. 

Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education, LLC
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Cancer in Women, 4th Edition - N5291

74.95
About the Course
Cancer is a major public health problem. Malignancy is the second-leading cause of death in women in the United States. An estimated 891,480 women annually receive a diagnosis of cancer and 285,210 women die of the disease every year. One in three women in the United States is at risk for developing cancer during her lifetime (American Cancer Society, 2019a). This course provides nurses with evidence-based information to inform their practice when caring for women with a diagnosis of cancer, helping them to better understand the major cancers that affect women and the nursing care needs of these women and their families. Its comprehensive content serves as a foundation for competent and state-of-the-art nursing practice. The course covers the epidemiology of cancer in women, the impact of genetics and precision medicine in cancer care, psychosocial ramifications of cancer care, complementary medicine in cancer care, and reliable resources for patients and nurses and a discussion of the risk factors, diagnostic evaluation, and current treatments in breast, gynecologic, colon, lung, and skin cancers.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe cancer and cancer risk in women, including trends, the impact of family history, and the genetic testing process, and use this information to implement evidence-based programs to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with cancer.
  • Describe the difference between genomics and genetics and how precision medicine guides oncology treatment and care.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for breast cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for endometrial cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for cervical cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for lung cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for colorectal cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for skin cancer in women.
  • Discuss the psychosocial issues that may accompany a diagnosis of cancer, including the nurse’s role in and interventions for these issues.
  • Discuss psychologic, functional, and fertility issues associated with sexual activity and sexuality in women with cancer, including interventions to address these issues.
  • Discuss available complementary and alternative medicine options.
  • Discuss ways for the nurse and interdisciplinary team to assist patients in evaluating and accessing credible educational resources.

About the Author:
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience, focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics. 

Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education, LLC