Oncology institutions across the United States are implementing big change in the way nurses and physicians deliver care to patients with cancer. By highlighting quality care and smart spending, facilities are reimagining the way cancer is treated in America. New procedures, research, and technology have redefined the way cancer is treated, so a new system for delivery and reimbursement is vital to ensure that quality care can be delivered at a reasonable cost.
More than ever before, oncology nurses are required to provide multifaceted care when it comes to managing patients with cancer. As the population of patients with cancer continues to age and cancer becomes more of a chronic condition, oncology nurses are seeing more patients who exhibit comorbidities during their cancer journey.
Recognizing your unique contribution to oncology nursing is an important part of self-care. Identifying personal strengths, however, can be challenging because we see ourselves from the inside out. Self-depreciating thoughts about not measuring up to our own or others’ expectations are part of our subjective view (Wittman, Kolling, Faber, Scholl, Nelissen, & Rushworth, 2016).