The Nazareth Community Oncology Unit: The Oncology Nurse’s Role to Provide Care in the Environment of COVID-19

Mordechai Dayan, MD; Shadia Zgairy, RN; Abed Agbarya, MD


The Community Oncology Unit (COU) in Nazareth, Israel, provides complete medical treatments to patients who live in the rural area of the country. During the COVID-19 pandemic, oncology nurses face additional challenges in facilitating cancer care. Pertinent adjustments are being made at the COU to maintain patients’ safety and enable continuous oncology therapy by coordinating patients’ COVID-19 testing and vaccination program.

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