Caring for survivors

Transitions and Survivorship Care Experiences (Unit 2)

Unit 2 - Improving Post-Treatment Transitions and Survivorship Care Experiences.

Adult cancer survivorship - Unit 2 - Improving Post-Treatment Transitions and Survivorship Care Experiences: Facilitators, Models of Care, and Implications for Oncology Nursing.

This training is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Nurse in Oncology (CANO) and is part of CANO’s manual Adult cancer survivorship: A self-Learning resource for nurses – 2020.

Although the survivorship phase of the cancer trajectory is recognized as important, many cancer survivors continue to have concerns about inadequate support during this time. Oncology nurses can play an important role in coordinating appropriate survivorship care with inter-professional teams and can support the patient and family to navigate the health care system and support their access to care. In this presentation, Dr Doris Howell will talk about: Improving the transition to follow-up care; Recommendations for supporting the process of transition; Models of cancer survivorship follow-up care and implications for oncology nurses.

Learning objectives:
The specialized oncology nurse promotes and facilitates continuity of care across care settings and between health care providers by sharing information on the individual/ family’s current situation, plan of care, and goals.
The specialized oncology nurse assists the individual/family to navigate the healthcare system through understanding its structure, system, and process and providing them with strategies to work within that system. Two relevant competencies for this standard are:
• Facilitating the coordination of care through collaboration with the inter-professional team regarding
individual/family goals, needs, plan of care, main concerns, and expectations;
• Applying knowledge to assist the individual/family to navigate the healthcare system, anticipating gaps
and problems they may encounter, and guiding them in approaches to facilitate access to care.

Length of training : 1 hour

  • Important information
  • Recording
  • Training evaluation form
  • Post-test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever