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Oncology Nurses

How nurses can contribute to transforming cancer care systems, by Tracy Truant, RN and Sally Thorne, RN

Recent commentaries by oncology health professionals, patients, journalists and the Minister of Health about the state of cancer care in British Columbia (BC) have revealed significant challenges to delivering timely, high quality cancer care in that province. It is likely that these challenges are actually felt across the country, and are not unique to B.C. Oncology health professionals, including nurses are working to their maximum with the vision to deliver… Read More »How nurses can contribute to transforming cancer care systems, by Tracy Truant, RN and Sally Thorne, RN

Flu Shots, Still the Healthy Choice, by Julie Fraser RN

Earlier today, ARNBC participated in the Ministry of Health’s launch of the Annual Provincial Flu Campaign and hope this event will remind all British Columbians to get an annual flu shot.  It’s certainly a great reminder to health professionals that we too need to protect ourselves from influenza. On October 24, 2013, an arbitrator dismissed the grievance brought by the B.C. Health Sciences Association (HSA) against the B.C. government policy… Read More »Flu Shots, Still the Healthy Choice, by Julie Fraser RN

Minister McDiarmid Thanks Nurses – Professionally and Personally, by Dr. Sally Thorne RN

April 2nd was proclaimed by the B.C. Government as Oncology Nurses Day. That evening, the Honourable Margaret McDiarmid, B.C. Minister of Health, made a surprise visit to an oncology nurses event that was held at the Vancouver Cancer Centre and joined via teleconference by nurses from 12 sites around the province.  The Minister spoke from her heart – as Minister of Health and a former BCCA cancer patient – about… Read More »Minister McDiarmid Thanks Nurses – Professionally and Personally, by Dr. Sally Thorne RN

Oncology Nurses Flash (mob) the Country, by Jennifer Stephens RN

On April 3rd, oncology nurses across Canada took to the streets and hospital lobbies in honor of national Oncology Nursing Day (OND). First established in 2004 by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/ Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) to complement Cancer Month, OND has grown into an event worthy of political recognition and widespread media attention. This year, eight provinces and fifteen cities issued official government proclamations… Read More »Oncology Nurses Flash (mob) the Country, by Jennifer Stephens RN