In a recently released position paper, CANO has endorsed ongoing professional development of Canadian nurses involved in cancer care. Nurses working in cancer require specialised knowledge, skill and judgement.
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) and the de Souza Institute are pleased to announce a collaboration to sustain the delivery of the continuing education courses under the Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology Distance Education (IPODE) project.
This one day workshop covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care.
The program is adapted by EPEC™-O Canada from the original EPEC-O™ (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute. It is developed specifically for clinicians caring for people with cancer in hospitals and communities.
Wingham and District Hospital oncology nurse Kathy Blake is the first nurse in Huron County to obtain the de Souza Nurse Designation and symbolizes the institute's commitment to support nurses in rural areas.
We are proud to announce that de Souza Institute is part of a team creating a website about Return to Work following a cancer experience. The aim of the website is to provide information, resources and tools to cancer survivors, health care providers and employers. The Cancer and Work website project is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).