To enable Registered Nurses with the opportunity to develop their knowledge in relation to supporting the individual and their families through the experience and diagnosis of a family member with either breast or gynaecological cancer
examine the pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical presentation of breast and gynaecological cancers.
identify the risk factors involved with breast and gynaecological cancers.
outline the screening and diagnostic procedures involved in the different cancers.
review and critique treatment modalities for the above mentioned cancers and discuss the impact of treatment on the patient.
reflect upon and critique the nursing assessment and management of breast and gynaecological cancers.
utilise an appropriate patient education and rehabilitation programme related to maintaining wellness within the parameters of the patient's illness.
understand the metastatic process of cancer.
apply knowledge of the impact that a cancer diagnosis and on-going treatment can have on the patient's self-esteem, body image and sexuality.