What is radiotherapy? What happens to patients when they go to a radiotherapy department? What is the role of the specialized oncology nurse in radiation oncology? What are some of the issues patients face who receive concomitant chemo-radiotherapy treatment? How do nurses communicate about this?
The CANO SIG for Radiation Oncology was created to provide a forum for nurses who practice in this specialty. This SIG focuses on the specialized role and the challenges faced to provide nursing care in a setting that is predominantly technologically oriented.
The SIG was involved in the development of standards for the nurse's role, for patient care that is disease site specific, and to foster a collaborative approach to improve communication on patient care.
This SIG group provides a national forum for radiation oncology nurses to:
- Exchange ideas, knowledge, and skills. (evidence based practice)
- Identify, develop, and share tools and resources that support knowledge and skill in caring for patients and families with cancer.
- Promote nursing care in radiation oncology at a national level
- Promote networking across Canada with the goal of standardizing nursing care in radiation therapy.
Radiation SIG Resources for CANO/ACIO Members
Click here to access the CANO/ACIO members-only site to learn more about this special interest group, network with other nurses and share/access resources.
Last Updated: December 6, 2018