We take a stand on the healthcare issues that affect oncology nurses. Each of our position statements is spurred by member interest and developed by a diverse, unbiased committee of experts, including the ONS Board of Directors. We don’t seek or accept commercial support for writing, printing, and/or disseminating these positions.
Addresses the provision of comprehensive, affordable, and accessible care to everyone—regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity—and especially for at-risk and underserved populationsLearn More
Urges nurses to educate the public, particularly parents and children, about the adverse effects of e-cigarettes and vaping.
Highlights the impact of nursing workforce issues on quality cancer care and calls out challenges in the development of the oncology nursing workforceLearn More
Supports the active role that nurses play in reducing tobacco use and protecting all patient populations against its harmful effectsLearn More
Outlines expectations for clinicians and institutions in the care of patients experiencing pain from cancer or its treatmentLearn More
This is a joint position statement from the Oncology Nursing Society and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association.Learn More
Differentiates between palliative care and hospice care, defining palliative care as a service provided at the time of diagnosis and continuing through bereavementLearn More
Defines the role of the oncology nurse navigator to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout the cancer continuumLearn More
Outlines the types of evidence-based content that RNs who are administering chemotherapy and biotherapy should receive, during both introductory and annual competency programsLearn More
Expresses strong support for oncology nursing certification and for the rigorous credentialing offered by the Oncology Nursing Certification CorporationLearn More
Recommends appropriate nursing actions when a patient requests assistance with advancing deathLearn More
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