The NCI's Cancer Information Service staff training program: A foundation for excellence Journal Article


Authors: Perocchia, R. S.; Galassi, A.; Jacobs, R.; Krauss, N.; LeMaitre, M. K.; Rutledge, S.
Article Title: The NCI's Cancer Information Service staff training program: A foundation for excellence
Abstract: The philosophy of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Information Service (CIS) staff training program is based on the premise that a solid relationship exists between staff performance and training. As a leading edge organization and the premiere cancer information service in the world, the CIS provides more training to its staff than many organizations. This factor is in part responsible for the program's success over the past 30 years, during which time the staff training program was revised to reflect a more comprehensive, performance-based approach. This paper describes the development of the curricula and the standards that are the foundation of the CIS program.
Keywords: united states; neoplasms; patient education; access to information; curriculum; program evaluation; cooperative behavior; malignant neoplastic disease; staff training; program development; leadership; educational status; philosophy; health care organization; information services; national institutes of health (u.s.); curriculum development; education program; health education; learning; personnel management; information service
Journal Title: Journal of Cancer Education
Volume: 22
Issue: Suppl. 2
ISSN: 0885-8195
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2007-03-01
Start Page: S8
End Page: S17
Language: English
PUBMED: 17572005
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 7" - "Export Date: 17 November 2011" - "CODEN: JCEDE" - "Source: Scopus"