Title: The integral role of nurses' knowledge in the multidisciplinary cancer care team for patients' safety and life stability

Authors: Roy Matta; Josephine Karam

Addresses: Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France ' Holy Family University, Batroun, Lebanon

Abstract: The number of cancer patients is increasing where oncology nurses must evolve in the treatment and modality of therapies. Nurses must play a crucial role in the management of cancer population to make sure that nurses working in this field are knowledgeable enough to work with cancer patients. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the nurses' knowledge in multidisciplinary cancer care team and improve the nursing practices through education and conferences. Therefore, it is important to describe the nurses' attitudes and practices at Clemenceau Medical Center because nurses should guide and empower patients through their treatment journey by specifying the patients' needs and developing an individualised plan of care. Therefore, the analysis of the study has shown that nurses are unaware of the risks associated when assessment, education and counselling are insufficient. Nurses should believe that planning and education will improve the quality of life for patients.

Keywords: knowledge management; counselling; patient education; nurses' knowledge; multidisciplinary team; healthcare organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWI.2022.124262

International Journal of Work Innovation, 2022 Vol.3 No.1, pp.82 - 103

Received: 24 Mar 2022
Accepted: 07 Apr 2022

Published online: 20 Jul 2022 *

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