The article speaks about the motivation behind NECAs NET nurses to initiate the development and inception of two education programs. Even though NET’s are the 7th most common cancer in Australia, resources are scarce and NETs are somewhat of a mystery to people who receive a NET diagnosis and for many healthcare practitioners involved in their care.
For NET patients the team created “Living with NETs”, and also developed an education program for nurses looking to extend their knowledge called, “How to identify neuroendocrine cancer when it’s not part of your typical line up”, online, on demand education modules.
The aim of both educational programs is to demystify NETs and increase knowledge of this complex illness in both the patient and nursing population.
The catalyst for creating the two programs began from understanding and acknowledging the reality and the complexity of the patient experience and that of nurses providing their care. Creating and launching NET educational resources and programs
for both patients and nurses is a considered approach by the NET nurses at NECA.
Through these programs, NECA hopes to achieve an enhanced care experience for all involved.
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