Bladder Cancer patients know only too well, the value of specialist nurses who understands stomas, neo bladders, continence issues, ED treatments and all the trials that are associated with bladder cancer. Kath Schubach is Vice President of Australia & New Zealand Urology Nurses Society (ANZUNS) and also with the Victorian state chapter, VUNS.
Kath says: “Accurate and evidenced based information is extremely important for bladder cancer patients in all aspects of their care. Nurse’s play a pivotal role in providing patients with this information.”
How do we help nurses remain current in their practice?
Most urology nurses are members of their local Urological Societies. Each society provides its members with access to ongoing education, seminars, and support to attend annual scientific meetings and professional development. This provides opportunity for collaboration and sharing information with our peers and medical colleagues. It also provides us with a direct membership to the Australia and New Zealand Urology Nurses Society (ANZUNS).
Did you know the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS) is the peak professional organisation for urology nursing in Australia and New Zealand? The aim of ANZUNS is to promote excellence in urological nursing through research, education & mentoring. I encourage you to access this website and search to see what your local urology society is achieving.