The institute of medicine report on high-quality cancer care: Implications for oncology nursing

Betty Ferrell, Mary S. McCabe, Laura Levit

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Purpose/Objectives: To present key recommendations from a recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on high-quality cancer care. Data Sources: The recommendations were derived from the IOM report Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis. Data Synthesis: The authors reviewed each of the recommendations to identify implications for oncology nurses. Conclusions: Nurses will play a vital role in the future design and delivery of high-quality cancer care. Implications for Nursing: Oncology nurses should use the IOM recommendations in their settings to prepare for the delivery of oncology care amidst health system challenges, including an aging society. Knowledge Translation: The IOM recommendations identify key areas of concern to nurses. Key aspects of nursing practice, including involvement in advanced care planning, patient-centered care, and evidence-based practice, are essential for high-quality care. Oncology nurses will be centrally involved in healthcare innovations, such as rapid learning systems, and as key members of a well-trained workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-609
Number of pages7
JournalOncology nursing forum
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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