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Welcome to San Diego

Ruth Van Gerpen
ONF 2001, 155 DOI:

The constant changes in health care continue to create numerous challenges in the delivery of nursing care. We are confronted with challenges related to reimbursement issues, the nursing shortage, and advances in technology. As oncology nurses, we also face the daily challenges to advocate for our patients and their families, anticipate their physical and psychosocial needs, provide education and resources, listen with our hearts, and share tears of joy and grief.