The Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) award-winning publishing division is pleased to announce that it has received an award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. The ONS publication Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care, edited by Joanne Lester and Patricia Schmitt, has won Honorable Mention in the Nursing and Allied Health Services category of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards). This is the first time ONS has won this prestigious award.
Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth. This year, there were more than 600 entries in various fields of publishing.
"This book competed against entries from all of the major professional and scholarly publishers, and we are very proud that it emerged as one of the best," said Barbara Sigler, RN, MNEd, publisher and director of publishing for ONS.
"Over 70 transdisciplinary professionals, all experts in their fields, shared their knowledge and experiences in writing this book," said Joanne Lester, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, AOCN®, a research scientist and oncology nurse practitioner at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. "Our patients, families, and caregivers, who continually teach us, provided insights into their journeys on the cancer trajectory. This book is dedicated to them."
"This recognition would not have been possible without ONS and the distinguished scholars and authors who collaborated to create a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and ground-breaking text that fully articulates the complexities and continuous care needs that survivors encounter across the cancer continuum," said Patricia Schmitt, MA, CRC, retired from The Ohio State University where she had served as the first program director of James-Care for Life at the James Cancer Hospital. "Their translation of research, education, and clinical practice clearly reflects the actual experiences of the countless patients with cancer and their families who serve as the real foundation for this noteworthy book."
ONS is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at www.ons.org.