Purpose of OERC
Open Educational Resources for Cancer (OERC) and OERC provide web-based open access to high quality cancer learning modules to nurses and caregivers in education and healthcare delivery settings, with a special emphasis on India.
The intent of this site is to enhance and increase learning resources for nurses, allied medical personnel, and thus, support education and expansion of the cancer workforce at all levels.
Cancer educators in India conduct an ongoing needs assessment to determine the content of the OERC portal. Assessment is a continuous process to define content requests and needs.
OERC learning resources cover diverse aspects of cancer. It promotes global sharing of cancer educational resources as outlined in the World Health Organization World Cancer Report 2008.
You can use OERC to share knowledge that assists India and the cancer authorities to develop cancer control strategies and programs.
The learning resources enhance the ability for nurses and other caregivers in India to provide care for cancer patients and their families. Selected materials are specific for patient and family education.
Types of OERC Learning Resources
OERC learning resources cover diverse aspects of cancer outlined in the taxonomy of the Home Page.
OERC cites references and link to materials that provide free access to advances in basic and clinical nursing cancer research information in user-friendly format.
You can use OERC materials for research training. OERC supports the development of a research information exchanges and promotes evidence-based cancer care, survivorship, and prevention.
Quality of OERC Learning Resources
Two ways OERC quality is assessed are:
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The educational materials and information contained in OERC and OERC are the opinions and work product of the authors and OERC is not responsible for errors or outdated information. Health care professional users are cautioned to validate the information before use. Lay persons should discuss the information derived from OERC with their physician or other provider before acting on it. Click here for the Acceptable Use Policy and other polices for using resources in MERLOT. Copyright and intellectual property policy are governed by Creative Commons®.
Participate in a FREE and open online communications network that provides opportunities to connect with other cancer patients and their families in the OERC community 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. You can discuss ideas online, write a blog, chat, and post, share, exchange, and comment on documents and videos that can help you understand issues important to cancer patients and their families.
"Voices for OERC Health Care Professionals" provides a forum for you and your fellow OERC members to share experiences, ask questions, pose problems, and respond in a timely and simple manner.
Information provided in OERC reflect the opinions of the authors who develop the materials and opinions of the users of the materials. Click here for the Acceptable Use Policy and other polices for using resources in MERLOT.