This presentation will begin with a brief overview of palliative care and how it differs from hospice. We will explore language to use with your urological cancer patients when curative treatment may no longer be appropriate. Symptom management strategies for treating pain, nausea and anorexia will include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological options. Formulating a comprehensive approach to support both patients and their family requires a team effort. Case studies will be presented.
Contact hours available until 10/11/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Commitee Disclosures: Lee Ann Boyd, MSN, ARNO-C, CUNP / Presenter Bureau :Warner Chilcott Leanne Schimke, MSN, CRNP-C CUNP/ Presenter :Amgen-Xgeva, Warner Chilott
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Explore the role of palliative care strategies in patients with urological cancer(s).
Identify options to manage symptoms in advanced cancer.
Identify the resources available to support patients & families with life-limiting illness.