Clinical Moment

How Can the Impact of Cancer Create Positive Change?

Marloe Esch

survivorship, oncology nursing, clinical nurse specialist, psychosocial support
CJON 2024, 28(3), 336. DOI: 10.1188/24.CJON.336

When something is impactful, we say that it alters us, touches us, changes us. We say that it has had a great influence on our lives. This, too, is true of my experience. Although I had been caring for others as an oncology nurse for several years, my own diagnosis was a revelation. I was suddenly privy to the disorientation of being reduced to another medical record number on a schedule, another tumor board agenda item, another port to poke.

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