World Cancer Day: Not beyond us
The Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO), Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have developed a new position statement on The Role of Cancer Nurses in the World in honour of World Cancer Day 2015.
Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.
2015 Campaign Focus
The 2015 campaign will be articulated around four key areas of focus:
- Choosing healthy lives
- Delivering early detection
- Achieving treatment for all
- Maximising quality of life
Why World Cancer Day is Important
Put simply, because the global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise. Urgent action needs to be taken to raise awareness about the disease and to develop practical strategies to address the cancer burden.
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.
The Role of Cancer Nurses
Please find below an excerpt of the position statement on The Role of Cancer Nurses in the World:
"The growing demand for cancer care, from prevention to palliative care, along with rapidly changing healthcare systems provides opportunities for cancer nurses to play a pivotal and increasingly important role in delivering high quality, safe, effective and efficient healthcare to people affected by, or at risk for, cancer. As the largest group of healthcare providers globally, in most countries around the world nurses are the backbone of the health care delivery system."
Read the full position statement here
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