Paediatric Cancer Care

Brought to you by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

1 CPD Points, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 1 CEUs.
Providers: CPDUK, EB Medicine, CBRN

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Dr. Julia Challinor help_outline
RN, PhD, MS in Education and MS in Med Anthropology
Lecture Summary

Childhood cancer is rare, although increasing, and generally distinct from adult cancers. In high-income countries, survival rates can reach >85% for some cancers; yet, in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), successful treatments are challenged by local realities. This lecture addresses the nursing care of a developmentally diverse patient population, with complex needs and varying family needs and resources. Challenges and strengths of the nursing role across the world to provide effective care whether the goal is cure or palliative care until the end of life will also be considered.

Target Audience

Cancer Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify at least 1 key difference between childhood cancers and adult cancers
  • List at least 3 paediatric-specific challenges in nursing care
  • Describe 3 important aspects of the nursing care of adolescents with cancer
  • Summarise the physiological and psychosocial late effects of childhood cancer survivors
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.