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Professional Issues

Development of a Workshop for Malignant Hematology Nursing Education

Karelin Martina
Lucia Ghadimi
Diana Incekol
CJON 2016, 20(1), 98-101 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.98-101

As part of a comprehensive orientation for nurses caring for patients with hematologic malignancies, nurses are expected to attend general corporate orientation immediately followed by hospital site-specific nursing orientation. The orientation is comprised of lectures, e-learning, and clinical observership, as well as clinical practice under supervision of a preceptor. Nurses also are expected to attend foundational courses. The goal of these courses is to consolidate practical and theoretical knowledge in a specific oncology nursing specialty. A workshop was developed that offers a unique vision by interweaving theory, practice, and patient voice.

At a Glance

  • Patients with malignant hematology often require complex care and management.
  • Malignant hematology nurses require in-depth disease knowledge.
  • Interactive workshops facilitate knowledge uptake.

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