The treatment of head and neck cancer has seen numerous advancements in recent years. Many of these treatments, however, can result in long-lasting functional and structural changes. This leaves patients at an increased risk of experiencing psychological distress. This module aims to provide insight into how nurses can help support patients through these difficult perioperative and rehabilitation periods. In addition, information on the different head and neck cancer categories and treatment options are also covered through various interactive modalities.
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This e-learning module will take you just 60 minutes of module-based learning. Optional pre-reading available in the ‘resources’ section on this page will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Saving where you left off, you can dip in and out of the module whenever you have the time. You are encouraged to take notes/save personal screenshots during the module to reinforce your learning.
This module is accredited by the Federation of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner. You will receive a certificate via email for your 1 hour of learning upon completion.
Head and neck cancer treatments have potentially long-lasting implications which require specialized management by a multidisciplinary team, including nurses.
Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, E&N Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Qualifying in 1998, Audrey has worked with head and neck cancer patients for 18 years, positioned as surgical unit ward manager for several years...