6th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

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16-21 March 2013
Ermatingen (Lake Constance), Switzerland

Co-Chairs: Anita Margulies, Switzerland and Lena Sharp, Sweden

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The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for advanced oncology nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology creates a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care.

In joint clinical sessions, nurses, together with physicians, update their clinical knowledge about the latest issues for the management of breast, gynaecological, prostate, colorectal cancer and lung cancer, with an international faculty of experts. Special joint sessions in supportive care, communication skills and palliative care are supported by workshops and coaching to explore nursing practice in these speciality areas.

Specific nursing-oriented sessions explore specialist practice skills such as advanced assessment, decision making, communication skills, complex symptom management, care of the older patient, psychosexual consequences of cancer therapy and long term adverse effects of cancer therapy and managing advanced disease.

Practical training is offered in optional smaller group sessions and coaching groups focusing on skills required for the management of active therapy and follow up. Topics include assessing psychological distress and managing sexual concerns raised by patients. The masterclass also includes reviewing and understanding the growing evidence base for nursing interventions and reflections on participants’ roles in clinical leadership.

Profile of the ideal candidate

  • Nurse with a masters degree (obtained in the past 5 years) in nursing / oncology nursing or equivalent in the country of residence
  • Is working at an advanced nursing practice level, and has had at least 2-3 years of clinical oncology nursing practice
  • Is involved in direct patient care, cancer nursing research, cancer nursing education (postgraduate and master level), or the management, organisation and co-ordination of cancer patient care
  • Is fluent in English (reading and speaking)
  • Is a member of an EONS member society or is an individual member or willing to become individual member

Attendance at the Masterclass is by application only.

The list of the selected participants at the 2013 ESO-EONS Masterclass is available under the Further Information of this page as well as more information and the programme for this exciting event.

The 2013 ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing took place from 16-21 March 2013 in Ermatingen, Switzerland. A total of 25 candidates participated and a list of participants is available in the Further Information section of this page.

On behalf of the 6th ESO-EONS Masterclass faculty, EONS would like to thank all the applicants for their active participation in making this once again a successful and inspiring Masterclass!

Nursing research

At the masterclass, Mary Wells presented on the benefits and challenges for nurses involved in research. You can watch the presentation below. We recommend clicking on the 'full screen' icon in the controls, then click on HD and select 540p to view the presentation in the highest quality available.

Picture gallery

These pictures will give you a flavour of what took place.

A host of sessions were on offer
A host of sessions were on offer

 

Participants arrive
Participants arrive

 

The hard work of the formal classes starts
The hard work of the formal classes starts

 

Coffee breaks gave a chance to catch up with friends old and new
Coffee breaks gave a chance to catch up with friends old and new

 

Back to work with small group sessions
Back to work with small group sessions

 

The wonderful views provide inspiration
The wonderful views provide inspiration

 

Dinner provided a chance to reflect on the event
Dinner provided a chance to reflect on the event

 

The group assembles for a final farewell
The group assembles for a final farewell

 

Pictures by Orejeta Diamanti

 

You can also review the faculty, programme and participant feedback from the 2012 ESO-EONS Masterclass and see a gallery of pictures from that event.
+  Find out about the 2012 Masterclass


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