It’s been a busy lately, and when it’s not, I’m out enjoying the sunshine. Nevertheless, I’m keeping up with new blog posts both here, and for The Oncology Nursing Community (TheONC).
In case you missed it, last week for TheONC, I wrote When a Partner Doesn’t Do in Sickness and In Health, about the painful reality of partners leaving cancer patients at diagnosis or during treatment.
This week, I discuss helping patients cope with cancer in Helping Patients Build a Cancer Toolbox.
TheONC.org is a new online social forum for oncology nurses and cancer care teams where they can leverage their collective knowledge, nurture professional growth and emotionally support each other in a secure environment, as registration is required.
Moderated by oncology nurses and key opinion leaders, TheONC features discussions and commentary covering key issues ranging from symptom management and palliative care to managing ethnic and cultural diversity.
Other resources in the community include:
- A Library of resources including patient education materials and presentations by community members
- Clinic Close-Up, where members can view video-based interviews with experts from large group practices, private practices, and academia covering a variety of topics
- News items relevant to clinical practice
- An interactive Quiz feature where nurses can test their diagnostic knowledge on a regular basis
- A Calendar of national and regional events and meetings specific for oncology nurses and cancer support team members
TheONC is like having a weekly national oncology conference conveniently online. A wide range of topics have already been discussed, including Stem Cell Transplant, pediatric oncology, survivorship, nursing while going through cancer treatment, and much more. Once you’ve registered, posts can be saved for future reference.
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