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How Can I Promote Healing Outside of My Clinical Setting for Patients in Need of a Transplantation?

Adrienne Schleisman
CJON 2017, 21(3), 389 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.389

Nurses are individuals called to both care for patients and families and facilitate the healing process. Our profession fills a unique role in health care as oncology nurses combine medical science with the art of interpersonal relationships to provide both physical and emotional support for patients. Promoting healing and facilitating adjustment draws individuals to become exceptional nurses and is an innate quality of oncology nurses. It is a characteristic not easily separated from one’s personality. Often, nurses become frustrated in their inability to do more for a patient or the family members. This feeling becomes particularly prevalent in life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, most notably cancer.