Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world and the most common cancer in various parts of the developing world. Despite being preventable, cervical cancer is responsible for severe suffering as women lack knowledge, suffer the symptoms of the disease and treatment, are failed health care systems, are subject to traditional beliefs and medicines, suffer emotionally and financially, and are failed by their support systems. This lecture will highlight cervical cancer and tell the story of Africa’s women suffering from this disease.
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:
- Explain how cervical cancer can be prevented.
- Describe cost-effective screening methods and barriers to screening.
- Explain cervical cancer treatment in resource-restricted countries.
- Recognise the suffering of women living with cervical cancer and plan interventions to reduce suffering.
This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Additional CME Info
Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.
Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.
Duration 1 hour(s).
Professor Lize Maree
Chaired by Prof. Shiow-Ching Shun
Professor Lize Maree is an oncology and palliative care nurse specialist. She has published various articles in national and international peer reviewed journals and delivered papers at national and international conferences. Professor Maree is a member of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa (ANSA), Sigma Theta Tau International, the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and various international cancer nursing organisations.
Professor Maree is an Editorial Board Member of European Journal of Oncology Nursing and a NRF rated scientist.
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