Embedding cancer care within pre-registration nurse education programmes: policy, practice and opportunities for change.

@article{OConnor2005EmbeddingCC,
  title={Embedding cancer care within pre-registration nurse education programmes: policy, practice and opportunities for change.},
  author={Stephen J. O'Connor and Deborah Fitzsimmons},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={341-50}
}
This paper discusses policy and professional drivers which outline the need for, and inclusion of cancer education within pre-registration nursing curricula within the UK. It also evaluates arguments in favour of the development of separate and distinctive cancer modules within nurse training programmes against those advocating a more integrated or thematic approach. The authors suggest that there are advantages and disadvantages to each strategy, and argue that the most important factor… CONTINUE READING