Oncology Nursing During a Pandemic: Clinical Reflections in the Context of COVID-19

Catherine Paterson, B Gobel, T Gosselin, P Haylock, C Papadopoulou, K Slusser, A Rodriguez, E Pituskin

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To provide a critical reflection of COVID-19 in the context of oncology nursing and provide recommendations for caring for people affected by cancer during this pandemic.

Data sources
Electronic databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Scopus, professional websites, and grey literature were searched using Google scholar.

Nurses are key stakeholders in developing and implementing policies regarding standards of care during COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic poses several challenges for oncology services. Oncology nurses are providing a pivotal role in the care and management of the novel COVID-19 in the year landmarked as the International Year of the Nurse.

Implications for practice
It is too early to tell what shape this pandemic will take and its impact on oncology care. However, several important clinical considerations have been discussed to inform oncology nursing care and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number151028
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


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