Educational Preparation of Nurses Caring for Older People with Cancer: An International Perspective.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)


To review the education available in Europe and the US for nurses caring for older people with cancer.

Data sources

Nursing literature, published guidelines, and professional nursing organizations Websites.


The educational needs of nurses caring for older cancer patients have not been well defined to date, resulting in a mixed international picture of preparation.

Implication for nursing practice

As the number of older people with cancer grows, the resulting complexities of patient and family care needs have significant implications for the role of nursing.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bridges, J; Wengström, Y; Bailey, DE

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 26830264

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-3449

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-2081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soncn.2015.11.003


  • eng