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Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients:
Nurse and Social Worker Online Training   CE is now closed.

Updated June 2014

Many Texas nurses and social workers work with low-income and uninsured patients, particularly those in rural and underserved areas and areas with large Spanish-speaking populations. Increasing nurses’ and social workers’ knowledge about the importance of this issue and improving their competencies in using the best procedures to get their patients and clients the information they need can improve access to these services and ultimately improve outcomes.

This educational activity is funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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Featured CE Opportunities

MD Anderson Cancer Center Professional Oncology Education - Cancer Survivorship Series

From their website at https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/professional-education/professional-oncology-education/survivorship.html:

With the number of cancer survivors in the United States approaching 12 million, it is important for primary care physicians, physician assistants, students, fellows, and other health care professionals in Texas and around the world to understand how to best approach and manage care for cancer survivors. In this series of professional oncology educational offerings, we will share our knowledge and best practices to maximize cancer survivors' treatment benefits and enhance their quality of life.

The Cancer Survivorship Courses are taught by a multidisciplinary team of faculty and health care professionals from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who care for and administer treatment to cancer survivors. The lectures in the courses address many of the physical, psychological, and emotional changes cancer survivors may face following their disease and treatments, including bladder and bowel issues, fatigue, sleep loss, learning and memory problems, hormone changes, endocrine issues such as hypothyroidism, lymphedema, neuropathy, organ damage, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and fertility issues. Other lectures focus on the fear of cancer recurrence or a second cancer. The courses also include lectures about how health care practitioners can best meet psychosocial and emotional needs of survivors. We hope you find the courses in these series useful and would greatly appreciate your feedback on opportunities to partner with you to improve outcomes for cancer survivors. We also want your feedback about these educational programs and others that you would like for us to develop.

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For further information or assistance, to provide feedback on the POE web site, or to request a specific professional oncology education topic, please e-mail Professional Oncology Education.