Educating and Developing AYA Cancer Nurses

  • Maria CableEmail author
  • Nicky Pettitt


This chapter explores the rationale for addressing specific education needs of nurses who care for AYA with cancer beyond routine professional development needs. Key principles of care are identified which centre upon adolescent health and cancer nursing needs alongside identifying and addressing the unique needs of the young person with cancer and their family. Ways of learning how to do this are explored and it will cover formal and informal ways of knowing.


Cancer Adolescence Young people Education Training e-Learning Competence Skills Knowledge Practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care, School of Health, Faculty of Health and Life SciencesCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Health and Life Science, School of Nursing, Midwifery and HealthCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.Teenage Cancer Trust Young Persons Unit, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, Coventry UniversityCoventryUK

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