Quality Cancer Care

Deborah K. Mayer

quality, quality improvement, cancer care
CJON 2013, 17(2), 111-112. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.111-112

The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS's) mission is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. But what does quality cancer care really mean? For me, it means that the care I want my family to receive is delivered to all—the best care, nothing less. And yet that doesn't happen, at least not with everyone facing this diagnosis. Some still experience poorly controlled pain. Or have too many computed tomography scans. Or get referred to hospice just days before dying, if at all.

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