Oncology nursing during a pandemic: critical reflections in the context of COVID-19.
Paterson, Catherine; Gobel, Barbara; Gosselin, Tracy; Haylock, Pamela J.; Papadopoulou, Constantina; Slusser, Kim; Rodriguez, Anna; Pituskin, Edith
Pamela J. Haylock
Objectives: To provide a critical reflection of COVID-19 in the context of oncology nursing and provide recommendations for caring for people affected by cancer during this pandemic. Data sources: Electronic databases, including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Scopus, professional web sites, and grey literature were searched using Google Scholar. Conclusion: Nurses are key stakeholders in developing and implementing policies regarding standards of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic poses several challenges for oncology services. Oncology nurses are providing a pivotal role in the care and management of the novel COVID-19 in the year landmarked as the International Year of the Nurse. Implications for Nursing Practice: It is too early to tell what shape this pandemic will take and its impact on oncology care. However, several important clinical considerations have been discussed to inform oncology nursing care and practice.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2020|
|Journal||Seminars in oncology nursing|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||PATERSON, C., GOBEL, B., GOSSELIN, T., HAYLOCK, P.J., PAPADOPOULOU, C., SLUSSER, K., RODRIGUEZ, A. and PITUSKIN, E. 2020. Oncology nursing during a pandemic: critical reflections in the context of COVID-19. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(3), article ID 151028. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151028|
|Keywords||Oncology nursing; COVID-19; Coronavirus; Workforce; Supportive care; Pandemic|
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