Posted on May 21, 2015

QCS has recently took apart at the first grand round lecture which has been organized by The National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) jointly with the Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research (NMER) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC),the lecture highlighted latest trends and advances in pain management for cancer patients. More than 300 healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals gathered at the day-long event. The event provided a dynamic platform for healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and discuss the importance of collaborative work in achieving the best possible outcomes for patients with different kinds of cancers. 

Ms. Catherine Gillespie, Assistant Executive Director of Nursing at NCCCR, presented the opening remarks at the event and encouraged healthcare providers working across the cancer care pathway to recognize the importance of their role in delivering compassionate patient care, rooted in evidence-based knowledge and research. Commenting on the significance of the event, Ms. Gillespie stated: “This event reflects HMC’s commitment to enhance the quality of care offered to our patients in a multidisciplinary care delivery setting. We hope that our colleagues from across the corporation have benefited from the shared expertise and will be able to apply some of the learning to their own clinical practice.”

QCS took apart at the first 2 [].jpgThe event featured nine state-of-the-art presentations by local experts working across multiple specialties in pain management, who delved into topics such as types and causes of cancer pain, pain assessment and barriers to effective pain management, cognitive, behavioral and lifestyle change for patients with cancer pain, non-pharmacological approach in cancer pain management, myths and facts about pain in cancer patients, role of the palliative clinical nurse specialist in cancer pain management. Representatives from Qatar Cancer Society also participated in the event and shared insights about the financial support provided to patients unable to manage their treatment expense.

QCS took apart at the first 3 [].jpgIn turn, Dr. pros Okasha, head of the health education department Assembly stressed the importance of holding such conferences and lectures that works to explain how difficult it is resistant cancer on the patient and the corresponding pain in order to survive the disease as they stressed the importance of explaining the novel ways to take into taking care of cancer patients as well to support them in every way available. Mr. Abdulqadir Nashwan, Acting Nurse Educator at NCCCR and one of the chief organizers of the event described: “Cancer treatment can often cause ongoing pain. However, effective pain management, through a multidisciplinary approach, can help diminish the pain and improve the quality of life for those living with cancer, resulting in better energy levels and improved sleep.”

“Different treatment modalities are available for various kinds of cancers and it is key that healthcare professionals understand how they can work together to allow optimal integration of these modalities, which will in turn create a more positive experience for our patients dealing with cancer pain and allow them to cope better,” Mr. Nashwan added.