Clinical Moment

How Do We Tackle “The Heavy” and Make It Normal Rather Than Uncomfortable?

Holly Chitwood

oncology, nursing, implicit bias, difficult conversations
CJON 2023, 27(1), 104. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.104

The field of oncology can be described as emotionally taxing but also rewarding because of the relationships built with patients. We intensely feel not only every moment of joy and treatment successes, but also the hurt, loss, and frustrations.

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