Improving the outcomes for cancer survivors in Canada: An interactive approach to competency development using the newly released CANO/ACIO Survivorship Manual

Linda Watson, Leah Lambert, Kim Chapman, Karine Bilodeau, Margaret I. Fitch


CANO/ACIO has long recognized the important role oncology nurses play in improving outcomes for cancer survivors. To ensure oncology nurses have easy access to the updated evidence, as a basis for their practice, CANO/ACIO undertook the important work of updating the CANO/ACIO self-learning modules on survivorship and creating several new ones. This article highlights the current gaps in care experienced by cancer survivors in the months and years after their cancer treatments are completed and the important contributions that nurses can have in improving the quality of survivorship care. It also provides an interactive approach to competency development using the newly revised and rereleased Pan-Canadian Survivorship Manual. 

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