Quality-of-Life-Issues—Oncology RN

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Learn to help address quality-of-life (QOL) issues with your patients to help them experience optimal QOL throughout the cancer continuum. The Quality-of-Life Issues online course presents an extensive look at QOL considerations related to sexuality, psychosocial issues, survivorship, palliative care, and end-of-life care. This course is designed for oncology nurses with some experience in oncology.

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 180 days.

Course Topics

  • Sexuality
  • Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
  • Survivorship
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care: hospice, symptom control and comfort, reimbursement, caregivers

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of quality-of-life issues associated with cancer by achieving a post test score of 80% or higher.

Target Audience

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

This course is included in the OCN® Certification Review Bundle. It is a recommended course if you are studying for your certification exam or are renewing your certification via the ILNA option. You may take this course on its own or purchase the bundle of four courses plus a practice test at a discounted rate. 

OCN® Certification Review Bundle

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 1.93 ILNA points may be applied to End-of-Life OR Palliative Care.

Up to 3.86 ILNA points may be applied to Psychosocial OR Survivorship.

No more than 5.79 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the psychological impact of cancer on patients, families, and caregivers
  • Describe nursing interventions for addressing psychosocial needs of these populations
  • Identify the sexuality issues related to cancer on patients, families, and caregivers
  • Describe nursing interventions for addressing sexuality needs of these populations
  • Identify palliative care and end-of-life care of cancer on patient, families, and caregivers
  • Describe nursing interventions of palliative care and end-of-life care for these populations.

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.

Supported Browsers for Desktop or Laptop Computers*:

*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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