Cancer Treatment Centers of America

May 2014 - The role of nurses in cancer treatment

  Issue #91, May 2014      
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The role of the oncology nurse

It is often said that nurses are the heart of health care. The field of oncology nursing, in particular, is probably one of the most challenging and rewarding fields in nursing. For those with cancer, oncology nurses are the ones who are there for us during our most difficult and intimate moments in life.

Caring for cancer patients: A nurse's perspective

We asked Sarah Spurek, BSN, OCN, an oncology-certified nurse at CTCA in Tulsa with 10 years of experience, to talk about what it’s like caring for people with cancer.

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Did You Know?

In December 2006, holistic nursing was officially recognized as a nursing specialty by the American Nurses Association. Holistic nurses aim to heal the whole person. Read our blog about holistic nursing.


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