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ISNCC Palliative Care Position Statement Launched

Saturday, October 10, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) has launched a position statement on palliative care in honor of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015.


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The purposes of this position statement are:

  • To integrate a palliative approach into the comprehensive care of cancer patients, in accordance with need.
  • To acknowledge and recognize the unique and critical role of the cancer nurse in assessing and addressing cancer patients’ and their caregivers’ palliative care needs.
  • To support cancer nurses to adopt an evidence-based, palliative approach to support cancer patients and their caregivers across the entire trajectory of illness.


World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 10, which celebrates and supports hospice and palliative care around the world.  The theme for 2015 is 'Hidden Lives / Hidden Patients', focusing on patients who live in unique conditions that often struggle with access to palliative care.


Read more about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and find out how you can be involved!  Feel free to share this information with your colleagues.