Cancer Survivorship: A Nursing Perspective

  • Susan Leigh


When asked to write about cancer survivors from a nursing perspective, I realized how daunting this task could be. Could I be objective in representing my profession and colleagues? Should I share my personal perspective and why I became an oncology nurse? Would I look at the role of oncology nursing in relation to survivors, or would I focus on other areas of nursing that care for survivors in nononcology settings? From whose perspective would cancer survivor be defined? And where does survivorship fit into the continuum of care? Since there is little agreement as to the definitions of these terms and where responsibilities for survivorship care lie, I must be right upfront with my biases and explain how and why I am interested in this timely topic.


Cancer Survivor Childhood Cancer Survivorship Oncology Nurse Survivor Clinic National Action Plan 
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  • Susan Leigh
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  1. 1.TucsonUSA

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