Track 4: Oncology Nursing:
An oncology nurse provides care for patients who either have cancer or are at risk of developing cancer. For cancer patients who are critically and chronically ill, these oncology nurses monitor their physical conditions and symptoms, create management strategies and prescribe medication, and administer treatments such as chemotherapy or any other. For patients at risk of developing cancer, oncology nurses provide counselling services in cancer prevention, screening and detection. In most cases, advanced practice oncology nurses not only serve patients as caregivers but educators, consultants and researchers. To provide their patients with the best care possible, they consult and collaborate with other healthcare providers about health care plans and treatments. Oncology nurses strive to educate their patients by providing patients with the most relevant and current information about their conditions. As researchers, they identify and examine problems to improve cancer treatments through significant findings.
Related Societies & Associations:
Europe: International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health, Baltic Association of Pediatric Surgeons Tallinn, European Society For Developmental Perinatal & Pediatric Pharmacology; Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists London, European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Italian Society of Pediatric Rome