International Journal of Oncology Sciences

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Psycho-oncology nursing-less focused discipline in clinical practice in the oncology sector

Author(s):

Rajendra Kumar Sahu, Avadhesh Kumar Yadav, Chuneshwari Sahu

Abstract:
Cancer is one of the causing of morbidity and mortality in the world. Cancer may affect any part of the body. As per WHO data, Cancer accounted for nearly 10 million worldwide deaths in 2020, The most common in were breast (2.26 million cases), lung (2.21 million cases), colon and rectum (1.93 million cases), prostate (1.41 million cases), skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases); and stomach (1.09 million cases). The most common causes of cancer death in 2020 are lung (1.80 million deaths), colon and rectum (935 000 deaths), liver (830 000 deaths), stomach (769 000 deaths); and breast (685 000 deaths). Experts from the oncology and psychiatry discipline stressed that cancer does not just affect our body but it also takes a toll on the mind as well, and the patient experiences a significant difference in their emotional health, developed health conditions like depression. Conclusion: For the better mental health of cancer patients, there is a need for specialized training courses for psycho-oncology nursing. There is a need for more research in the field of psycho-oncology nursing. After Post graduation in nursing. Super specialization certification courses may be started to train nurses especially in handling the psycho-social aspect of cancer patients.

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How to cite this article:
Rajendra Kumar Sahu, Avadhesh Kumar Yadav, Chuneshwari Sahu. Psycho-oncology nursing-less focused discipline in clinical practice in the oncology sector. Int. J. Oncol. Sci. 2022;4(1):1-2.