Disparités en matière de santé en cancérologie : exploration de perspectives canadiennes, américaines et internationales

Colleen Varcoe, Sanzida Habib, Christina Sinding, Margaret Fitch, Mary Magee Gullatte, Greta G Cummings


Selon sa vision, l’ACIO/CANO « joue un rôle de premier plan au niveau national et exerce une influence internationale quant à la promotion de l’excellence des soins infirmiers dans tous les domaines de la lutte contre le cancer ». Toujours selon elle, « les Canadiens, peu importe où ils en sont dans le continuum du cancer, accèdent en temps opportun à des soins infirmiers de haute qualité » (ACIO/CANO, p. 8*). C’est dans cette optique qu’un groupe d’experts représentant toute une gamme de perspectives nationales et internationales a été formé en vue d’explorer les iniquités en matière de santé dans le domaine de la cancérologie lors de la 25e conférence annuelle de l’ACIO/CANO tenue à Vancouver en octobre 2013. Le groupe se composait des experts suivants en recherche sur les disparités en matière de santé (Colleen Varcoe et Christina Sinding), anciennes présidentes de l’Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) (Mary Gullatte) et de l’International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) (Greta Cummings) et, une experte du Partenariat canadien contre le cancer (Margaret Fitch). Les infirmières et infirmiers en oncologie sont exceptionnellement bien placés pour exercer une influence positive sur l’équité dans les soins de santé en cancérologie et ce, aux niveaux national et international. Les présentations des membres du groupe sont résumées ci-dessous.

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