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Lorma Colleges

City of San Fernando 2500 La Union


Graduate School
Cancer Nursing
Second Semester, School Year 2014 - 2015
VISION OF LORMA COLLEGES: We envision Lorma Colleges as an excellent Christian
Educational Institution with an international scope and reputation whose graduates reflect
Christian Values, Professional Competence and Leadership Skills relevant to national
development.
MISSION OF LORMA COLLEGES: To provide quality and Christian education relevant to
current and future needs, developing the total person and reaching students in the Philippines
and other countries through the use of modern technology.
Course Name

: CANCER NURSING

Course Description
: This course deals with the care of patient suffering from Cancer
emphasizing on the health promotion and maintenance. It covers the epidemiology, risk
factors, pathophysiology of Cancer including its physiology and psychological effects, the
treatment modalities of cancer and the common cancer disorders.
Course Credit

: 3 units

Contact Hours/Semester

: 54 hours

Prerequisite

: None

Placement

: First Semester, School Year 2014 - 2015

Course Objectives

: After the Course, the Graduate Student will be able to


1. state the risk factors in the development of Cancer
2. discuss the pathophysiology of Cancer
3. describe at least three nursing interventions employed
in the care of patients with any of the major Cancers
4. identify the procedures for administering
antineoplastic and therapeutic agents as part of Cancer
treatment
5. enumerate and discuss nursing interventions
appropriate for a patient receiving antineoplastic
agents
6. develop a short plan of care for an oncology patient
experiencing nutritional difficulties, acute or chronic
pain, psychological distress regarding the diagnosis

Course Requirement

: 1. Attendance
2. Participation during Class Discussion
3. Written and Oral Reports
4. Case Analysis on the Common Cancer Disorders
5. Midterm and Final Examination

References
: Black Joyce M. & Hawks, Jane Hokanson. Medical-Surgical
Nursing, Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes. 7th edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2005.
Porth, Carol Mattson, Pathophysiology, Concepts of Altered
rd
Health States, 3 edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002.

Langhorne, Martha E., Fulton, Janet S., and Otto, Shirley E.


Oncology Nursing 5th edition, Mosby. 2011
Lemone , Priscilla and Burke, Karen. Medical-Surgical Nursing,
Critical Thinking in Clinet Care, 3rd edition. Pearson Education, Inc. 2004
Smeltzer, Suzanne C. and Bare, Brenda G. Medical-Surgical
th
Nursing. 11 edition. Lippincotte-Raven Publisher. 2004.
Grading System

: Midterm Grade = (CS x2) + ME


3
Final Grade = (CS x 2) + FE
3
Final Final Grade= 40% MG + 60% FG

Case Analysis/Study

: Content
Organization
Punctuality
Neatness
Documentation

50%
20%
10%
5%
5%
100%

Course Content

: Unit I. Perspectives in Oncology


A. Cancer Terminology
B. Epidemiology of Cancer
C. Risk factors for Cancer (Molano)
D. Cancer and Immune System
E. Physiologic and Psychologic effects of Cancer
(Abenoja)
Unit II. Clients with Cancer
A. Health Promotion and Maintenance (Manuel)
a. Cancer Prevention and Control
b. Prevention, Screening, and Early Detection
B. Health restoration
C. Outcome Management
a. Diagnosis of Cancer (Obaldo)
b. Grading and Staging of Cancer (Lazo)
c. Identifying Treatment Goals
D. Treatment Modalities
a. Surgery
b. Radiation Therapy
c. Chemotherapy (Laoeng)
E. Nursing Process: the Patient with Cancer
a. Assessment
b. Diagnosis
c. Planning and Goals
d. Nursing Interventions
e. Evaluation
F. Cancer Rehabilitation
G. Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
a. Providing support for clients
b. Providing support for the family
c. Promoting positive self-concept
d. Promoting coping throughout the Cancer
Continuum
Unit III. Common Cancer Disorders
A. Leukemia
B. Breast Cancer (Molano)

C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.

Colorectal Cancer (Manuel)


Lung Cancer (Laoeng)
Cervical Cancer (Obaldo)
Malignant Lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma
Bone Cancer
Prostate Gland Cancer (Lazo)
Skin cancer (Skin Cancer)

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