Tools to Improve Compassionate Cancer in Oncology

Susan Ash-Lee, discusses compassionate care in oncology and an ongoing series of resources, provided by the organization for providers.

Susan Ash-Lee, vice president, Clinical Services at Cancer Support Community, discusses compassionate care in oncology and an ongoing series of resources, provided by the organization for providers.

The cancer support community has built a program specifically to attend to compassionate care for oncology professionals, explain Ash-Lee. Sustaining oncology work requires mindfulness and intention and the ability to ask for and to receive support, she explains. As part of the First Aid Kit provided by Cancer Support Community, a recent session titled “Behind the Mask: Moral Distress and Compassionate Care" focused, specifically on how the demands of cancer care can impact oncologists, medical assistants, nurses, the palliative care team, and how to address moral distress from an individual, system, and team perspective.

The series of sessions will continue until July 8, 2021.