ONKOLOJİ HASTALIKLARINA AVRUPA GÖZÜYLE BAKIŞ
Start date: Sep 1, 2016,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
According to the data of the Department of Cancer, Public Health Agency of Turkey, about 97.000 men and 62.000 women, a total of 159.000 people get cancer in our country every year. True diagnosis, appropriate treatments, supportive care, rehabilitation services and access to palliative care are right of all patients suffering from cancer and these services must be improved and their continuity must be ensured. A successful cancer diagnosis and treatment process is only possible through the cooperation of all institutions and the presence of qualified health personnel. Therefore, the National Cancer Control Programme includes the increase of the health personnel specialized in the area and their qualifications.That the frequency of cancer cases is increasing each passing day is also increasing the need for the nurses serving in this field every day. It is highly important for the nurses, who undertake a critical task in the process of treatment and care of oncology patients, to begin their careers as the health personnel who is well-trained, has a wide professional experience and is very competent on the intricacies of the profession related to how to approach the patient. Our project purposes to make contribution to training qualified health personnel, to increase the students' experience through job training and to improve their foreign language skills, to allow the students to observe the European health approaches on site and to increase their employment.For this purpose, a total of 36 students and 3 teachers from our institution will participate in the project and our students at 11th and 12th grades from the area of Nursing will make practices on Oncology Diseases and Care. The traineeship practices will continue for 22 weeks and the participants will gain work experience in general hospitals located in Germany, Romania and Portugal.The mobility activities abroad will be carried out as follows;-Germany: 4th-17th December 2016, 12 students and 1 companion-Romania: 15th-28th January 2017, 12 students and 1 companion-Portugal: 12th-25th February 2017, 12 students and 1 companionOur nurse candidates will learn and apply the nursing care about cancer (its ethology, formation, types, signs and symptoms, early diagnosis and importance), the treatment methods in cancer, psychological approach to the patient, the education of the patient and his/her family and the treatment methods throughout the traineeship practices. Methodological steps have been formed to execute the project and the methodology to be used will be based on the principles of transparency, traceability and fairness. The project period will be divided into three parts: the pre-mobility period, the mobility period and the post-mobility period. The most important point will be to inform the students at every stage, to guide them and to ensure their security. For the proper function of decision making mechanism, a project team will be initially formed and the task definition of each team member will be specific. Also a project schedule will be prepared and we will act upon this schedule.In the short term, the students will improve themselves personally and professionally and gain work experience, which will provide great convenience for them when they begin the career; will comprehend the European values on site and increase their cultural heritage. In this way, it is planned to reduce the difficulties the students have when they begin the career. In the long term, our project will make contributions to the development of our institutional education, the transfer of the European methods used in health services, the increase of our graduate quality and of our institutional prestige accordingly. It will also initiate strengthening the communication between the sector and vocational high schools.
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