Educating healthcare support workers in cancer and palliative care
Jill Banks-Howe Senior Lecturer, Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Teesside, Middlesborough
Jacquie Horner District Nursing Sister (lead for palliative care), Park Place Health Centre, Parkgate, Darlington, Co Durham
Claire Kelly Network Lead Nurse, Cancer Care Alliance of Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire, Cancer Services, Middlesbrough General Hospital, Ayresome Green Lane, Middlesbrough
The Cancer Care Alliance (CCA) Network for Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire has a reputation for delivering multi-professional cancer and palliative care education. It has developed its own competency framework, which together with academic based courses, have been utilised by nurses and allied health professionals across the network. This paper discusses the creation of a cancer and palliative care education workbook aimed at level one staff (healthcare assistants, voluntary staff, nurses and allied health professionals new to this area of care) – a previously neglected, yet important sector of staff within CCA.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 2, 10, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2003.12.2.10.35.c54