Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 449
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-22

Understanding the challenges of providing holistic oncology nursing care in Nigeria


1 Department of Adult Health Nursing, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Chinomso Ugochukwu Nwozichi
Lecturer/Researcher, Department of Adult Health Nursing School of Nursing, Babcock University
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.199074

Rights and Permissions

This article describes the current state of cancer nursing and the various challenges that hinder the provision of effective nursing care to cancer patients in Nigeria. The major issue identified was the lack of specialized oncology nursing education which should actually form a basis for nurses to practice in the oncology setting. Other issues include poor facilities for oncology nursing care, lack of specific cancer centers resulting in the management of cancer patients in non-specialist wards. It is therefore recommended that solidified structure be put in place in order to establish and strengthen the nursing curriculum which has a strong potential for improving the knowledge and skills of nurses to care for people living with cancer in Nigeria.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4757    
    Printed61    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded397    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 6    

Recommend this journal