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Professional Issues

Oncology Nursing in Cuba: Report of the Delegation

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
Kathleen Leonard
Anne Gross
Erin Hartnett
Ellen Poage
Jennifer Squires
Vicki Ullemeyer
Mary Schueller
Susan Stary
Mary Alice Miller
CJON 2012, 16(4), 421-424 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.421-424

In December 2011, the first delegation of oncology nurses from the United States visited Havana, Cuba. The delegation included oncology nurses, educators, and leaders from across America and provided opportunities to learn about the healthcare system, cancer, and oncology nursing in Cuba. Delegation members attended lectures, toured facilities, and enjoyed Cuban culture. This exchange highlighted the similarities in cancer care and oncology nursing between countries and opened doors for future collaborations.

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