Nursing Leadership in Cancer Care

1 Credit(s)

1 CPD point, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 1 CEU
Providers: CPDUK, EB Medicine, CBRN

Meera Achrekar 2020 Read bio

Meera Achrekar 2020

Prof. Meera Achrekar

Chaired by Carla Thamm

Dr. Meera Achrekar has worked in various capacities throughout her career spanning 25 years and is presently Deputy Nursing Superintendent at the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre. She also holds the academic position of Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute (deemed university) at the Tata Memorial Hospital. Dr. Achrekar is also the coordinator of ACTREC’s Cancer Awareness Programme, Principle Assessor with the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH), Secretary of Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Millennium city branch, and External Secretary of the Asia Oncology Nursing Society (AONS).

Dr Achrekar obtained her Bachelor’s (1986) and Master’s degree (2001) in Nursing from Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing, where she stood first during year two of the Master’s programme and stood first in Clinical speciality too.

Dr. Achrekar also holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, certification in Healthcare Waste Management, and a professional diploma in Clinical Research. In 2015, she has been awarded the Doctorate degree by SNDT University for her research on ‘Clinical communication skills of nurses’. Her research focus is on Quality Improvement in Cancer Care Nursing. She has presented papers at several national and international meetings, winning a first and second prize for paper presentations.


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Talk Summary:
Nurses practice in many settings and are at the front line, delivering care that is safe, effective and holistic. With the influx of emerging therapies, it is important for oncology nurses to adapt themselves to this increased demand for care and therefore nursing leadership is paramount. This session discusses the current nursing scenario in developed and developing countries, challenges faced by oncology nurses, new leadership styles, nursing empowerment and few strategies to improve nursing leadership in cancer care.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of nursing leadership.
  2. Identify their and team members leadership style.
  3. Describe key elements for transforming the nursing profession
  4. List the challenges faced by oncology nurses.
  5. Identify any one leadership strategy they can implement in transforming cancer care. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CPD Point, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, and 1 CE Contact Hour.


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.



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