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Compassion, connection, community: Preserving traditional core values to meet future challenges in oncology nursing practice.

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Compassion, connection, community: Preserving traditional core values to meet future challenges in oncology nursing practice.

Lee, Virginia, Reilly, Rosemary C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7274-4488, Laux, Katherine and Robitaille, Andréanne (2018) Compassion, connection, community: Preserving traditional core values to meet future challenges in oncology nursing practice. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 28 (3). pp. 212-216. ISSN 1181-912X

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Abstract

Over the past four decades, owing largely to the interdisciplinary field of psychosocial oncology, there has been significant progress in how we understand and care for the psychological well-being of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. The more than 600 evidence-based interventions documented to date (Moyer et al., 2009), and the current focus on patient-centred care (Kitson et al., 2013), suggests that attending to a patient’s emotional needs and psychosocial well-being is a widely recognized and indisputable part of cancer care. Yet, unmet emotional needs persist across Canada and there remains much room for improvement in terms of providing adequate emotional support at diagnosis and throughout treatment (Carlson et al., 2004;
Coronado, et al., 2017). This paper describes how one Canadian cancer centre cultivated a sense of compassion, connection, and community, individually and collectively, by integrating innovative meaning-making activities into cancer practice.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Concordia University > Research Units > Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Lee, Virginia and Reilly, Rosemary C. and Laux, Katherine and Robitaille, Andréanne
Journal or Publication:Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal
Date:1 June 2018
Funders:
  • Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
  • Cedars CanSupport
Keywords:cancer, oncology, meaning-making activities
ID Code:984768
Deposited By: ROSEMARY REILLY
Deposited On:17 Dec 2018 18:19
Last Modified:17 Dec 2018 18:19

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