Patient stories: a way to enhance continuing education.

L. L. Stamler, B. Thomas

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Using breast health and illness, this article reviews relevant research literature and compares it for congruency with patient stories. Inconsistencies and issues found are related to desired outcomes and decision-making. Patients may view cancer treatment as an unbroken continuum from pre-diagnosis to completion of treatment. While moving through the continuum, they interact with nursing professionals in several roles and locations. Strategic suggestions acknowledge the need to incorporate health professionals, patients and families in the continuing education activity. Nurses working in continuing education have the opportunity to improve care along the treatment continuum and reduce the distance between research and practice. Implications for nursing practice and continuing education are identified. Suggestions for enhancing continuing education related to this continuum are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


Dive into the research topics of 'Patient stories: a way to enhance continuing education.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this