Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life

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The journey for a patient with breast cancer doesn’t end when treatment has been completed. As survivorship care planning becomes increasingly included in quality metrics, understanding the realities of survivorship, and the effects on quality of life, is key to successful care management. Breast Cancer: Survivorship and Quality of Life helps you anticipate, assess, and address these concerns.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Course Topics

  • Living with breast cancer
  • Physical, psychosocial, spiritual, financial, and legal concerns of survivors
  • Employment issues for survivors
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Physiologic changes (surgical, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonally influenced effects)
  • Sexuality
  • Psychosocial needs
  • Recurrence, palliative care and end of life

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of survivorship and quality of life issues associated with breast cancers by achieving a post test score of at least 80%.

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for oncology nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of breast cancer. This course is also appropriate for those who are preparing for oncology nursing breast certification examination and renewal via Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal points.

This course is included in the Breast Cancer Bundle. Get the bundle at a discount rate, or register for any of these courses individually.

ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method. 

Up to 4.58 ILNA points may be applied to Symptom Management OR Survivorship OR Psychosocial OR Professional Practice OR End-of-Life.

No more than 4.58 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and financial and legal concerns of breast cancer survivors.
  • Define the key components of a survivorship care plan for breast cancer survivors.
  • Identify Long term and late effects following treatment for breast cancer.
  • Identify issues affecting sexuality specific to patients with breast cancer.
  • Identify psychosocial and religious/spirituality needs specific to patients with breast cancer.
  • Discuss nursing roles related to recurrence, advanced disease, and end of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmcology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

For optimal performance, and to fully participate in ONS online courses, it will be necessary to use one of the browsers listed below.

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*Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

Additional Requirements**:

**If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.

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