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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2021

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Cancer in the community: a pilot education module

Cancer in the community: a pilot education module
Cancer care

Pages: 56 - 61

Article topics: Cancer, Community nursing, Education, Long term conditions, Personalised care

Cancer survival rates are increasing, resulting in more people living with treatment or disease-related side-effects. Cancer is now considered to be a long-term condition and patients can present with a wide range of physical, psychological and social needs. Community nurses often see people living with or after cancer, but are not always recognised as part of the cancer workforce. This article outlines a pilot of a ‘cancer in the community’ four-day teaching module for community nurses in South West London. The conclusion and recommendations make the case for community nurses to receive education on cancer as a long-term condition and highlight key learning points from the pilot.

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