Welcome and introduction
Oncology nurses have been taught to care for people, not just treat diseases. Imagine being able to build upon what you already innately know with additional knowledge and resources to inform and guide your patients to integrate evidence-based complementary therapies and self care (lifestyle) practices with their conventional care.
That’s why we’ve created this handbook for you. If you are or feel called to be one of the “go to” people for information, resources, and guidance on integrative whole-person care, you’re in the right place. Get comfortable, take four slow deep breaths, then dive into learning about integrative oncology and where you fit in this whole-person approach to cancer care.
What is CancerChoices?
CancerChoices.org is an independent, no-cost, science-backed resource helping people with cancer, caregivers, and healthcare providers understand choices in integrative cancer care.
The CancerChoices team synthesizes the research on complementary therapies and provides digital handbooks on a wide range of topics, including eating well and other self-care practices, managing side effects and symptoms, and much more. Support to find healing and meaning within the cancer experience is at the heart of CancerChoices.
CancerChoices considers what’s important to the whole person and recognizes each person’s innate ability to heal. CancerChoices is
- A trusted resource, rated highest of 11 websites for trustworthiness and quality of information on complementary cancer therapies in an independent review ›
- Objective, receiving no funding from manufacturers or retailers of complementary therapies
- Continually updated
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