Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Bolzano)

Clinical nursing care in medical area - ONCOLOGIA MEDICA

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Name of lecturer
Sara Pilotto
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Language of instruction
INF BZ - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 22, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Four main learning outcomes will be pursued, as follows:
• To know and critically put in the context the principles of Medical Oncology and Palliative Care.
• Know the main symptoms of organ tumors and related diagnostic procedures.
• Knowing the goals of treatment, and specific strategies (principles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapies).
• Learn about the support network and be able to refer the patient in the most suitable location.
The teaching focuses on chronical diseased patient’s caring, in stability and instability phases (hearth deficit, IMA and angina, BPCO and asthma). The approach considers caring contents and modalities aiming at activate particular self-caring behaviors, considering that most of chronical diseased patients live in a residence and they stay in hospitals for very short time. Patient’s problems will be token on considering their evolution, the patient’s rational evaluation and the choice of helpful caring based on evidences, pertinence and patient’s needs. Instability/worsen again will be token on with a caring protocol. The patient’s disease’ impact and past lived will be considered; the rehabilitation and palliative aspects concerning symptom’s advanced stages (dyspnea) will be explored. This teaching is based on 1st year’s caring (breath evaluation, hypoxia’s symptoms and meanings, dyspnea, O2 therapy’s precepts, nursing precepts, surveillance), physiology, physiopathology and general pathology knowledges. Contents are connected with the next two modules: therapeutic education and community nursing aim to manage with praecox demission’s trend and the demission’s moment’s necessity.


• General findings of tumor biology, carcinogenesis and risk factors.
• Staging and prognostic factors: implications for approaching the patients.
• General principles and overall treatment strategy.
• General findings of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, cancer pain management.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Associazione Italiana Oncologia Medica Linee Guida 2018
Angelo Raffaele Bianco, Sabino De Placido, Giampaolo Tortora e Pierfranco Conte Oncologia Clinica 2/ed (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill Education (Italy) srl 2016 9788838639845

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination.

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