Nursing Question

Learning Goal: I’m working on a nursing discussion question and need support to help me learn.

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Assessment Description

The nursing process is a tool that puts knowledge into practice. By utilizing this systematic problem-solving method, nurses can determine the health care needs of an individual and provide personalized care.

Write a paper (1,2501,500 words) on cancer and the approach to care based on the utilization of the nursing process. Include the following in your paper:

  1. Identify a specific type of cancer and the available screening methods.
  2. Describe the different types of diagnostic methods across the life span utilized to identify possibility of cancer. Explain the numerical method and the tumor, node, metastasized (TNM) method of staging for cancer after the confirmed diagnosis.
  3. Anticipate outcomes of care (expected, unexpected, and potentially adverse). Describe at least three complications of your selected cancer, the side effects of treatment (excluding nausea, vomiting, and hair loss), and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects, including alternative measures and pharmaceutical/herbal options.
  4. Summarize cancer incident rates for your selected cancer. What preventative measures can be taken to reduce the yearly morbidity and mortality rate of various cancers in Americans?
  5. Explain what the American Cancer Society (ACS) might provide for education and support. What ACS services could a nurse recommend for these patients and why?
  6. How does an interdisciplinary research approach (which includes liberal arts, science studies, mathematics, social and physical sciences) build on the foundational nursing knowledge related to cancer research?
  7. Explain how the nursing process is utilized to provide safe and effective care for cancer patients across the life span. Your explanation should include how each of the five phases of the nursing process demonstrate the delivery of holistic and patient-focused care.

You are required to cite a minimum of four sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:


1.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the discipline of nursing’s distinct perspective and where shared perspectives exist with other disciplines.

1.2: Apply theory and research-based knowledge from nursing, the arts, humanities, and other sciences.

10.2: Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry that fosters flexibility and professional maturity.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education

This assignment aligns to AACN Core Competencies 1.1, 1.2, 2.5, 3.1, and 10.2.