The goal of the Department of Nursing is to provide excellent and comprehensive care to cancer patients and their significant others during all phases of their evaluation and treatment. Patients have highly complex clinical, psychosocial and educational needs and the Nursing staff continuously strives to meet these needs through clinical care, patient/family education, nursing and multidisciplinary research and interdisciplinary collaboration. Patients range from pediatric to adult, include a wide range of diagnostic categories and all phases of treatment, including:
The Roswell Park Department of Nursing provides a vigorous schedule of education programs for patients, staff and the nursing community. Continuing education programs are routinely presented on:
- Chemotherapy / Biotherapy
- Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Nursing Management
- Preceptor Training
- Leadership Development
- Oncology Critical Care
- Cancer Prevention and Detection
- Skin, Wound and Ostomy Care
Additional educational programs are presented on new clinical pathways, research, initiatives and patient management strategies.
Patient education is an integral component of daily nursing practice at RPCI. Formal programs to help patients cope with the cancer experience and understand cancer therapy are also offered.