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de Souza Institute expands curriculum to all health care professionals that treat cancer patients


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According to the Canadian Cancer Society, in 2013 91,400 Canadian women and 96,200 Canadian men will develop cancer. The demand for health care professionals to enhance their cancer care skills is high.

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According to the Canadian Cancer Society, in 2013 91,400 Canadian women and 96,200 Canadian men will develop cancer. The demand for health care professionals to enhance their cancer care skills is high.

In response to this demand, the Ontario government created an oncology continuing education centre called de Souza Institute in 2008 to support nurses who care for cancer patients and their families. Since its inception, de Souza Institute has developed 30 high quality online courses covering the entire cancer care continuum, from prevention to screening, treatment, palliation and survivorship, and reached over 5,000 nurses across Ontario.

Recognizing that cancer care involves multidisciplinary health care teams, de Souza Institute is now expanding its curriculum to all regulated health care professionals to support a highly competent health care workforce in Canada.

“We have heard from all health care professionals across Canada that they would like access to de Souza courses” said Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Director of de Souza Institute. “Thanks to the new funding model, we are able to make this a reality.”

Courses currently available to all Canadian registered health care professionals included: Advance Care Planning, Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Psychosocial Care, Sexual Health and Cancer, Managing Grief and Loss, Patient Teaching and Education, Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care and more.

Many of de Souza Institute’s interactive courses are offered online. The accessibility of the course makes it easy for health care professionals to work around their busy schedules.

“I have had the privilege of participating as an educator and a learner in de Souza Institute’s oncology courses and found them accessible, of high quality, and clinically relevant” said Diana Incekol, APN- Educator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. “At our centre, we embedded de Souza courses in our Specialized Oncology Nursing Education pathway. de Souza Institute transformed the way our nurses deliver care and the way they embrace lifelong learning. Ontarian nurses are fortunate to have de Souza Institute, and we are happy to see that other health care professionals across Canada will now have the same learning opportunity.”

To register for a course with de Souza Institute, visit www.desouzainstitute.com.

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