Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital

R. M. Strother, Margaret Fitch, Peter Kamau, Kathy Beattie, Angela Boudreau, N. Busakhalla, P. J. Loehrer

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Abstract

Cancer is a rising cause of morbidity and mortality in resource-constrained settings. Few places in the developing world have cancer care experts and infrastructure for caring for cancer patients; therefore, it is imperative to develop this infrastructure and expertise. A critical component of cancer care, rarely addressed in the published literature, is cancer nursing. This report describes an effort to develop cancer nursing subspecialty knowledge and skills in support of a growing resource-constrained comprehensive cancer care program in Western Kenya. This report highlights the context of cancer care delivery in a resourceconstrained setting, and describes one targeted intervention to further develop the skill set and knowledge of cancer care providers, as part of collaboration between developed world academic institutions and a medical school and governmental hospital in Western Kenya. Based on observations of current practice, practice setting, and resource limitations, a pragmatic curriculum for cancer care nursing was developed and implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2211-2215
Number of pages5
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Cancer nursing
  • Western Kenya

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  • Oncology

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Strother, R. M., Fitch, M., Kamau, P., Beattie, K., Boudreau, A., Busakhalla, N., & Loehrer, P. J. (2012). Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(9), 2211-2215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-012-1482-z

Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital. / Strother, R. M.; Fitch, Margaret; Kamau, Peter; Beattie, Kathy; Boudreau, Angela; Busakhalla, N.; Loehrer, P. J.

In: Supportive Care in Cancer, Vol. 20, No. 9, 01.09.2012, p. 2211-2215.

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Strother, RM, Fitch, M, Kamau, P, Beattie, K, Boudreau, A, Busakhalla, N & Loehrer, PJ 2012, 'Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 2211-2215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-012-1482-z
Strother RM, Fitch M, Kamau P, Beattie K, Boudreau A, Busakhalla N et al. Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2012 Sep 1;20(9):2211-2215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-012-1482-z
Strother, R. M. ; Fitch, Margaret ; Kamau, Peter ; Beattie, Kathy ; Boudreau, Angela ; Busakhalla, N. ; Loehrer, P. J. / Building cancer nursing skills in a resource-constrained government hospital. In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 9. pp. 2211-2215.
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