In today’s changing climate, oncology nurses work much more closely with a diverse team of healthcare professionals and having an intimate knowledge of cancer and the treatment process has become even more important. With this objective of the Department Medical Surgical Nursing took a long leap to join hands with its prideful sponsorship from Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) to organize the 7th National Conference on Breaking Bad News to Rehabilitation “Oncology Nursing” – Exploring New Horizons on 12.10.16 at Ground Floor Lecture Hall, MGMCRI.
The inaugural session commenced with a warm welcome accorded by Mrs.Kripa Angeline A, Associate Professor KGNC. Our honorable Vice-Chancellor, SBV, Prof. K. R. Sethuraman, rendered the Presidential Address followed by Dr. Renuka . K Principal KGNC, who gave a brief note on the need of the theme and conference logo. Dr. K.S. Reddy, Radiation Oncologist, MGMCRI, delivered the key note address.The Chief Guest, Ms. Radha saini, Fellow, UICC GENEVA released the conference souvenir and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. A R Srinivasan, Registrar, SBV, felicitated the gathering.
The galaxy of eminent speakers in the field of Palliative medicine from north to south across the Nation namely Dr. Asoke Chackalakal Mathew, Faculty in Palliative Medicine, Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital, Chennai, Mrs. Alice Stella Verginia. K.J, National Faculty IAPC Pain & Palliative Care, Calicut Medical College, Prof. Sathyanarayana. T.E Principal, Kidwai Memorial College Of Nursing Bangalore, Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan Faculty in Palliative Medicine, Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital, Chennai, Ms. Radha saini, Fellow UICC Geneva Dr. Renuka.K Principal,KGNC, Ms.Anu Savio Thelly, Nurse Consultant, Palliative medicine MGMCRI, deliberated on the importance of high- quality communication process in breaking bad news to cancer patients, Caring for cancer pain with compassion, Quality living with cancer through palliative care, Care of patients with radiation therapy, Occupational health hazards in oncology settings, Integration Of Alternative Therapies Of Cancer Care and Cancer Connection and Correction in Lifestyle. Mrs. The most awaited hour of the conference was skill session on stomal therapy by Geethakumari. B.S Entero Stomal Therapist, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, and Mrs. A. Kripa Angeline .A.The conference attracted a large number of delegates from various parts of the state who attended the conference with great zeal and enthusiasm. The day culminated with the valedictory session.