Oncologic Nursing in the Champalimaud Foundation
Last week, two initiatives from the Clinical Centre’s nursing team dominated proceedings at the Champalimaud Foundation: the 1st Oncologic Nursing Course and the 2nd Oncologic Nursing Conference.
This week dedicated to Oncology Nursing got under way on Monday with the 1st Oncologic Nursing Course. Twenty-three nurses from various parts of the country and selected from a large number of applications received, attended this training workshop, supported by the Order of Nurses.
There were lectures devoted to themes ranging from Cancer Risk and Early Diagnosis, to interdisciplinarity in the medical approach, surgery and modern oncology, as well as the opportunity for attendees to see (and even participate in) a demonstration of CAM tattoos performed by a nurse specialising in this technique.
Over the three days of the course, the syllabus and the trainers were under continuous evaluation by the participants and the feedback was very positive. The results more than satisfied the staff involved, clearly showing the importance and relevance of an initiative that will certainly be repeated in the near future.
The week closed with a the 2nd edition of a two-day conference dedicated to Oncologic Nursing around the theme of "Technology in the Service of the Humanisation of Care".
Around 350 doctors, nurses, technicians, operational assistants, teachers and students, amongst the speakers and participants, discussed topics that affect the daily lives of professionals who deal with oncologic disease, with a particular focus on technology and innovation - both in clinical practice as well as in research - but always bearing in mind the interests and quality of life of patients, and the improvement of care in an environment that is truly multidisciplinary.
Both initiatives were greatly successful and ended on particularly positive notes.
To all who participated, thank you – we are looking forward to seeing you at future editions.