To enable Registered Nurses to develop their knowledge in relation to supporting the individual and their families experiencing lung and central nervous system cancers..
examine the pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical presentation of lung and central nervous system cancers.
identify the risk factors involved with lung and central nervous system cancers.
apply knowledge of the screening and diagnostic procedures involved with lung and central nervous system cancers.
apply knowledge of treatment modalities for the above mentioned cancers and discuss the impact of treatment with the patient.
reflect upon and critique nursing assessment and management of lung and central nervous system cancers.
discuss 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.
discuss the impact that a cancer diagnosis and ongoing treatment can have on the patient's self-esteem, body image and sexuality.