Now, more than ever, timing is right for oncology nurses to champion co-design, and promote value-based and strengths-based cancer care!

Carmen G. Loiselle


Oncology nursing was an early adopter of person-centred care (PCC)—broadly defined as a respectful, responsive, and tailored approach to healthcare that strives to consider peoples’ needs, values, and preferences (Loiselle et al., 2019). PCC is established as a central aim for any comprehensive cancer care centre, with the onus now on the continued promotion of upstream approaches. Upstream, also called bottom-up approaches address, from a user perspective, individual, social, and economic factors that may act as barriers to care.

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