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What Matters to the Patient Is What Really Matters: Quality in Oncology Nursing

Anne H. Gross
CJON 2015, 19(2), 144-145 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.144-145

On the occasion of the Oncology Nursing Society’s 40th anniversary, it is fitting to look back and appreciate how far we have come in the area of quality cancer care. So much has changed, fueled in part by advances in healthcare quality improvement across the United States.

At a Glance

  • The past 40 years have brought many improvements in the quality and safety of oncology nursing practice.
  • Beyond the technical aspects of care, advances in patient-centered care have improved patient experiences and outcomes.
  • Consistent, personalized, human caring may be the focus of change in the next 40 years.

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