Oncology nursing - palliative care, body & soul


Oncology nursing - palliative care, body & soul

18 Nov 2022
Gallery Suite 15-16

This session will consider both the physical health & mental wellbeing when nursing cancer patients palliatively. Palliative care in cancer patients may take many forms, including monitoring of the primary illness; analgesia management; maintenance of optimal nutritional +/- hydration status; management of co-morbidities; assessment of ongoing therapies; lifestyle modifications, etc. It also encompasses caring for the patients non-medical needs, the caregiver-patient bond, as well as inevitably difficult conversations regarding patient care. Therefore RVNs are well-placed to surveil for, and provide, key aspects of palliative care in veterinary cancer therapy; as well as being the patient’s advocate, acting as key liaison between the veterinary care team(s), educating and communicating with caregivers, and working with them to monitor day-to-day quality of life and welfare.

  • By the end of this session, attendees should understand:
  • –The surrounding concepts, limitations and goals of palliative cancer care
  • –Ways in which all aspects of veterinary nursing care may be applied to care of cancer patients undergoing palliative care
  • –The important of treating the patient as a whole, giving equal consideration for patient's physical health & mental wellbeing
Linda Ryan, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Registered Veterinary Nurse, tutor/CPD provider - Inspiring Pet Teaching (www.inspiringpets.com)

Sponsors & Partners

Education Partners

  • RVC
  • BVA

Platinum Sponsors

  • Elanco
  • Hills
  • humm
  • Idexx
  • IVC
  • Vets4Pets
  • Virbac
  • Zoetis

Gold Sponsor

  • Pioneer

Silver Sponsors

  • Medivet
  • MWI
  • GreenCross
  • iM3
  • Petsapp
  • Lintbells

Wet Lab Partner

  • Central CPD

Media Partners

  • Vet Record
  • Vet Times
  • InPractice
  • Vet Nurse Times
  • VetFile
  • Vettimes.co.uk
  • Vet Times Jobs
  • VBJ
  • VetSurgeon


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