|National Organization Guidance Document|
Why is a National Society Needed?
Cancer Nurses need to have their own national organization to speak for them and to raise cancer nursing related issues at the national level. The national organization would represent cancer nurses within a country to inform practice, develop networks and share experiences. Countries with limited resources may face particular challenges when attempting to establish a national organization. Resources can be limited and there may be poorly developed technical infrastructure. The imperative to establish national cancer nursing societies in countries with limited resources is gathering pace as the incidence of cancer rises. These societies will be pivotal in the efforts to prevent, control and treat cancer.
Functions and Benefits of a National Organization
The functions and benefits of a national organization may include: