Course Description

Focuses on assessment, evaluation and treatment plans for treatment related side effects. Issues related to death and dying and practitioner self-care will be discussed. Course also includes an exploration of local, state and national cancer care resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate patient factors that contribute to radiation side effects.
  • Evaluate treatment factors that contribute to radiation side effects.
  • Determine the physiologic cause of the most common treatment side effects.
  • Identify the dose a given side effect will begin to appear.
  • Formulate a plan to manage side effects during treatment.
  • Given a patient example, conduct an overall assessment focused on education and management of expected side effects.
  • Given a clinical example, determine if the side effects are outside of normal range and require medical attention.
  • Explore local, state and national cancer support resources.
  • Explore concepts related to death and dying.
  • Develop a plan of self care based on a self assessment in the areas of mental, physical, and emotional health.

Prerequisites

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