ONS’s Patient and Survivor Information Will Now Be Integrated on ONS and ONS Connect Websites

In an effort to better align ONS’s patient and survivorship information with its core audience—oncology nurses and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer—patient and survivor content will now be integrated within the ONS and ONS Connect websites.

ONS Connect is now home to blog posts written specifically for patients with cancer and their family caregivers. The posts are written by oncology nurses as well as a lay caregiver in patient-friendly language. They address topics such as managing stress, respite care, and emotional components of cancer and survivorship.

In 2014, ONS will update its patient education sheets based on the wildly popular ONS Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) resources. When completed, healthcare providers will be able to find the sheets within each PEP topic on the ONS website and can print them for distribution to patients.

In addition, nurses on staff at ONS are answering clinical inquiries from nurses and other oncology professionals, as well as patients and lay caregivers, at the clinical@ons.org email inbox.

Because of this shift to a more integrated delivery of patient content, ONS will retire its patient website, TheCancerJourney.org, effective January 16, 2014.