Radiation therapy is an important treatment modality used alone, in combination with other treatments, or as a means to manage symptoms. The goals of radiation treatment are for cure, adjuvant (reduce risk of recurrence), and palliate symptoms. In Canada, almost 50% of patients diagnosed with cancer will have radiation therapy. That is, approximately 100,000 radiation treatment courses were delivered based on a workload survey of cancer treatment programs across Canada (Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology, 2009 as cited in Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy [CPQR], 2011). This course will focus on the principles of radiation therapy including aspects of how it works the implications for use, different treatment methods, treatment side effects, and the role of the nurse in supporting patients through treatment.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
To receive a certificate and a credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete:
Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours a week, including an 8-hour workshop
Maximum seats: 48
This course is available to Ontario nurses across the cancer care continuum.
This course is offered at no cost but a $100 deposit is required 5 days before the start of the course to secure a spot. Cheques will be deposited if participants fail to cancel their registration after September 3, 2012 or fail to complete the course. For more information, please view our Cancellation & No Show policy.
Please make the cheque payable to de Souza Institute and mail it to the address listed:
700 University Ave.
March 19, 2012
September 5, 2012
Important Dates: Course start date is September 10th, and the one day workshop is October 19th, 2012 at Hydro Place in Toronto.
de Souza Nurse Designation: This course is worth 0.5 credits under Treatment & Delivery of Evidence Based Care.
700 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G1Z5