With the rise of cancer rates and advances in screening and treatment technologies, the Ontario government in 2008 created de Souza Institute to support nurses that care for cancer patients and their families. Since then, de Souza Institute, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario and the University Health Network, has provided ongoing educational support and career counseling to thousands of nurses across Ontario that care for cancer patients and families. In 2013, de Souza Institute has expanded its mandate to include other health care professionals.
Through de Souza Institute health care professionals obtain the specialized skills to guide and help cancer patients throughout their journey (prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliation). de Souza Institute courses are offered primarily online with the occasional course through Ontario Telemedicine Network or in-person.
The Institute is focused on creating de Souza health care professionals with the advanced knowledge and expertise to handle every situation from managing a reaction to chemotherapy medication, to managing anxiety and fears, or to managing pain and other symptoms.
de Souza Institute is improving the cancer experience for patients and their families with
OMPLEXITY. de Souza Institute arms health care professionals with the advanced knowledge and expertise to handle complex issues from managing a reaction to chemotherapy medication to managing anxiety and fears to managing pain and other symptoms.
CCESSIBILITY. Whether it is in a rural setting or urban metropolis, our classes and information are accessible on the web, through the Ontario Telemedicine Network, online discussions and local classes/workshops.
ESEARCH. de Souza Institute provides health care professionals with the latest research and information, so that they know how to effectively and safely care for patients using new screening and treatment technologies.
DUCATION. de Souza provides health care professionals with specialized training and lifelong learning in cancer care so that they can offer the best care throughout the cancer journey.