Heart of Oncology Nursing

Supporting One Another for 40 Years

Mary Vachon

Deborah K. Mayer

support, compassion fatigue, oncology nursing history
CJON 2016, 20(3), 343-344. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.343-344

The Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS’s) 40th anniversary stimulated our reflections on the professional and personal benefits of caring for people with cancer. We wanted to share a story about an oncology nurse support group that has continued to meet every six weeks for 40 years. Initially, we were all 30–49 years old and are now 70–89!

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