Nurse’s Practice Toward Oncology Patients During Chemotherapy Management

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Hasan Haider Watheeq , Ibrahim Alwan Kadhim


Oncology nurses face high levels of stress since they interact with patients and families for a long period, a considerable proportion of patients die, and oncology practice needs nurses to keep up-to-date knowledge and skills in a continuously changing environment.

Objective(s): This study aims at assessing the practice of nurses toward oncologic patients during chemotherapy management and to find out the relationship between nurses’ practice and their demographic variables. 

Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study has been conducted for the period 1st of November 2021 and 1st of June 2022. A non-probability sampling technique (total purposive sampling method) is conducted on (47) nurses. Nurses' practice observational checklist regarding chemotherapy administration has been used for data collection in the current study.

Results: The majority of nurses have a fair level of practice with significant association found between the practice and the (level of education and years of experience).

Conclusions: The study concluded that the nurses with higher education degrees are the ones who have the best practice in chemotherapy management. In addition, the nurses with the most years of experience are the ones who have the best practice level regarding chemotherapy management.

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