Hi everyone! I am a first year nursing student in a entry level Masters Program in MA and I was hoping I could get your input on a paper that I will be writing.
My paper is about the Importance of Care Between Nurses and Cancer Patients and I would like any and all nurses' opinions on "what would be the most important aspect of "care" that you give cancer patients?" I chose this topic for two reasons: One, I used to work at a Cancer Institute in Boston before I started my program and it made me realize that my ultimate goal is to become an Oncology Nurse. Cancer patients are incredible optimistic people, they view their disease as "living with cancer", instead of "dying of cancer," and for that I have the highest respect for them. And two, not too long ago, a week after my 25th birthday, I went to my normal annual exam only to find out that in one moment my whole life would completely change. The doctor found a lump in my breast...I never expected to hear that, especially at the age of 25. I was fortunate enough to work in such a fine Institute with such excellent care from both the doctors and especially the nurses that they had my results in 3 days...now THAT is the kind of "care" that I'm talking about. The tumor turned out to be benign but a definite diagnosis is still uncertain....But, now I find myself in the same position again...I found another lump in the other breast and am waiting for my doctor appointment on Tuesday...but I know that I can get through this with the help of incredible people that have taken care of me....
So, please, I ask you to give me your input on this question: "What is the most important aspect of nursing care for cancer patients?" Please let me know what is important to you and your information will not only help me in writing this paper, but also later as a nurse, and most importantly, right now as a patient. You can write me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like or on this discussion page. And if it would be okay with you, I would love to quote you on some of the information you give me. Thanks so much in advance.