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Said another way. Nurses' role in cancer control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19187055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
TOPIC: Nurses' role in cancer control. PURPOSE: Many cancers are preventable and curable, if detected early. As the largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses can play a significant role in the control of cancer. Therefore, the purpose of this discussion is to highlight ways nurses can contribute to the prevention and early detection of cancer. It is meant to stimulate nurses' own ideas about the specific role they can play in cancer control, regardless of practice setting. INFORMATION SOURCES: Existing literature, professional practice. CONCLUSION: Nurses have the ability to serve as change agents in strengthening cancer control within the systems they practice, regardless of the type of setting. Nurses can engage in a number of cancer control activities such as providing patient education on cancer risk, cancer prevention, and early detection, and in the development of policy in support of cancer control activities in practice.
Cynthia G Ayres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing forum     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1744-6198     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Forum     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-03     Completed Date:  2009-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401006     Medline TA:  Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College of Nursing, Newark, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Nursing / organization & administration
Early Diagnosis
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Policy
Neoplasms / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Nurse's Role* / psychology
Nursing Assessment
Occupational Health Nursing / organization & administration
Patient Education as Topic
Primary Prevention / education,  organization & administration*
Risk Assessment
Risk Reduction Behavior
School Nursing / organization & administration
Secondary Prevention / education,  organization & administration*
United States / epidemiology

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