care requires a multidisciplinary team of highly-skilled professionals to
ensure quality across the treatment continuum. Nurses represent the largest
workforce and must receive specialized education and training in areas such as
chemotherapy administration, pain management and supportive care, oversight
of vascular access devices, and psychosocial care of children and families.
The lack of pediatric-oncology-specific educational programs for nurses in low- and mid-income
countries is highly problematic. Without a highly-skilled nursing team, quality
pediatric cancer care is not possible.
Twinning relationships between nurses in resource-rich centers and those in resource-limited settings have proven to be a successful model for providing mentoring
and support. Our twinning programs have successfully implemented nursing
collaborations to guide the education and training of the nurses in these
Learn more about our Global Health Initiative programs.
Contact us to learn how you can support our Global Health Initiative.
Psychosocial care is a key component of cancer care anywhere in the world.