Day 2 :
Worcestershire Oncology Centre, England
Keynote: Breast Oncology: A Perspective
In 1999, Dr Gupta qualified in medicine and surgery and was awarded the MBBS Gold Medal. After a meritorious selection, he completed the MD programme in Oncology. He went on to obtain the Diplomate of National Boards in Clinical Oncology and was admitted as a Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences. He then obtained MRCP and proceeded to complete higher specialist training in Clinical Oncology at the Christie Hospital in Manchester and obtained FRCR. Dr Gupta was awarded the Royal College of Radiologists' Award and he completed the Proton Therapy Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas.
Dr Gupta works at the Worcestershire Oncology Centre and has a special interest in Urological (Prostate, bladder, kidney, ureter). Lower GI (Rectum, Colon, Anus) and Breast cancers. He also maintains a research portfolio via involvement in multiple clinical trials in Principal & Co-Investigator roles, and he has been the Worcestershire Oncology Clinical Audit Lead, as well. Dr Gupta is ASCO’s UK representative for the ASCO Learning Cohort and Educational Committee and has spoken at various National and International Conferences and Meetings.
The incidence and prevalence of cancer is ever increasing. Broadly, oncology can be divided into diagnostic and therapeutic oncology. Furthermore, there are numerous subcategories under these two broad subdivisions. The modern oncology scene now includes a wide range of treatment modalities for cancer patients, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and others. These have matured as highly complex subspecialties, requiring high level of medical and nursing expertise. Once of the pivotal roles in the oncology arena is played by the by a specialist nurse in a high input oncology subspecialty such as Breast Oncology, and this will be discussed in detail during the talk.
The role of the Oncology nurses can be complex and varied, involving interventions and communication with multiple health care professionals across primary and secondary care and other private and charitable organisations. Their contribution improves the quality and experience of care for patients, reinforces patient safety, demonstrates leadership and can increase productivity and efficiency. Oncology nurses treat and manage the health concerns of patients and work to promote health and wellbeing in the patients they care for. They integrate knowledge of cancer and medical treatments into assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' problems and concerns. These will be elaborated during the presentation and more discussion with audience interactive participation would be most welcome
Clinical director for nursing quality, Saudi Arabia
The nursing shortage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) causes administrative difficulties and increases worries about the quality of healthcare, as well as contributing to a highly multicultural nursing workforce. The further complexities occur when work environments have a multicultural nursing workforce where nurses of different cultures interact with each other, which can lead to influencing on their compliance with nursing policies and procedures in Saudi healthcare organizations. However, it has been shown that positive attitudes, behavioural norms and the beliefs are all significantly associated with nurses' compliance with nursing policies and procedures. Evidence indicates that although nurses are increasingly compliant with nursing policies and procedures to ensure a higher quality of nursing care, there is still a wide variance in their compliance. The utility of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) has not been previously used in explaining this variance in the multicultural nursing workforce.