Assessing and Implementing Nursing Standards in Pediatric Oncology Units in a Low- to Middle-Income Country

Natasha Baig

Wasfa Farooq

Bashir Ahmed Khan

Ijeoma Julie Eche-Ugwu

Muhammad Rafie Raza

oncology nursing, resource-limited, low-to-middle income, standards and training
CJON 2022, 26(6), 673-678. DOI: 10.1188/22.CJON.673-678

Oncology nurses are stakeholders in the global fight against childhood cancer. In low- to middle-income countries, the burden of care on nursing staff is high, and nurses face several unique challenges. To optimize pediatric oncology care, Indus Hospital and Health Network partnered with six public-sector pediatric oncology units across Pakistan to encourage the implementation of baseline nursing standards as developed by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Nursing Network.

At a Glance

  • Implementation of baseline nursing standards positively contributes to the delivery of high-quality oncology nursing care.
  • Pediatric oncology nurses in low- to middle-income countries can face unique challenges that hinder professional growth.
  • Empowerment and institutional support to participate in educational activities may help to achieve optimal baseline nursing standards across all domains in resource-limited settings.
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