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Heart of Oncology Nursing

Patient Appreciation Day in Radiation Oncology

Dianne Cirillo
CJON 2014, 18(4), 473-474 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.473-474

Patients undergoing radiation therapy struggle with many physical and emotional stressors. Many ways to help patients cope with stressors and improve the treatment experience are found in the literature, including humor, art, entertainment, and hospitality. At H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the radiation therapy nurses and staff members use entertainment in an annual patient appreciation day event as one way to give back to the patients.

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