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ERIC Number: ED566637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-78678
The Inclusion of the Care of the Cancer Survivor in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
Dietmann, Mary E.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Southern Connecticut State University
As the number of individuals surviving cancer continues to rise, short and long term effects of cancer and its treatment that result in physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs unique to the care of the cancer survivor has not been addressed in nursing curricula. The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2005) recommends that all health care providers are educated on the care of cancer survivors. Nurses in all areas of practice will provide care for cancer survivors. This descriptive qualitative study explored faculty beliefs and practices regarding the inclusion of caring for the cancer survivor in undergraduate nursing curricula. Faculty knowledge of the term "cancer survivor" and their beliefs and practices regarding the placement of theory and clinical experiences on cancer survivorship were explored. Qualitative content analysis revealed themes and patterns related to the barriers and facilitators for disseminating information on the gap in content on care of the cancer survivor. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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