Mentor/Fellow Article

Oncology-Critical Care Nursing Collaboration: Recommendations for Optimizing Continuity of Care of Critically Ill Patients With Cancer

Christine S. Hull

Maureen O'Rourke

communication, healthcare disparities
CJON 2007, 11(6), 925-927. DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.925-927

Highly specialized care is required for critically ill patients with cancer, but continuity of care equally is important to their survival when they are admitted to the critical care setting. The use of oncology nurses as liaisons to critical care nurses may help ensure the continuity of care and reduce rates of morbidity and mortality. This article provides a framework for collaborative consultation between oncology and critical care nurses.

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