The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), founded in 1984, is an international federation of National Cancer Nursing Societies. Globally ISNCC represents nurses from 80 countries. ISNCC’s mission is to lead the global community to reduce the burden of cancer and that nurses worldwide are vital and central leaders in cancer care and control. As an international society the ISNCC will develop and engage nurse leaders and influence global health policy. With our global mission the ISNCC is pleased to announce its new Global Citizen Program.
The Global Citizen
ISNCC has recently launched the Global Citizen program at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. The program recognizes nurses or other professionals, whether or not they are members of their national society, who wish to support the ethos, objectives, strategy and philanthropic goals of the ISNCC. The program provides various contribution options and benefits to the global community.
ISNCC Global Citizens have access to exclusive functions, benefits and offers including:
- Attendance at the President’s Social at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (available for Silver and above Global Citizens)
- Recognition on the ISNCC website and at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN)
- Opportunity to support an ISNCC scholarship to enable nurses from low resource countries attend ICCN
- Acknowledgement of your contribution, including provision of an ISNCC Global Citizen Ribbon (available at ICCN)
- Mentoring opportunities
- Electronic subscription to Cancer Nursing, ISNCC’s official journal, a bimonthly publication that addresses the whole spectrum of problems arising in the care and support of cancer patients
- Participation (non-voting) in the Annual General Business Meeting
- Networking opportunities through participation in society activities such as the International Conference on Cancer Nursing, educational and research initiatives, workshops, task forces, committees, and joint initiatives with other international health groups
How do I become an ISNCC Global Citizen and support ISNCC to achieve its Mission?
You can now become an ISNCC Global Citizens! The ISNCC has established a tiered annual contribution structure to allow you to contribute according to your circumstances and preference. The funds raised through the Global Citizen contributions are used to support ISNCC’s work, including contributions to Scholarships and Organizational Memberships for low resource countries.
For further information, please go to: https://www.isncc.org/ or email: email@example.com
Affecting by the disparity of global economic development, the imbalanced distribution of cancer nursing education resources is a fact. There are insufficient cancer textbooks in low and middle-income countries.
Based on the achievements of the 1st book donation activity, the 2nd book donation activity aims to provide texts to nurses in low and middle-income countries who do not have adequate access to new/relatively new cancer nursing materials.
- Recorded the information of book donators and recipients on the book donation information form.
- This 2nd book donation activity was greatly supported by all the ISNCC members and participants of ICCN 2018 with 56 textbooks in English and 15 textbooks in Chinese donated to nurses from underdeveloped areas, e.g. Kenya,Tonga, Uganda,South Africa , Zambia, Brazil, Nepal,Ghana,India, Indonesia, western region of China.
- The contents of books covered: Clinical Guidelines for Cancer Care, Evidence-based Cancer Care, Cancer Palliative Care Handbook, Vascular Access Devices Guidelines for Cancer, Cancer Targeted Medicine Care, Quality Control of Cancer Care, etc.
- Traced the influence of book donation and invited some of the recipients to write blogs regarding their feelings and thoughts towards this activity.
- Promote the sharing of educational resources.
- Advance the development of cancer care in underdeveloped areas.
- Enhance the internal and external communication of ISNCC.
- Dedicate love to cancer nurses in need globally.
by Susan L. Beck, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States. ISNCC Knowledge Development and Dissemination Committee Chair, ISNCC Conference Management Committee Member.
The Board of Directors of ISNCC is committed to increasing access to informational and educational resources to our members. The Knowledge Development and Dissemination (KDD) Committee is actively engaged in identifying and sharing high quality resources with our members. In 2014 we were approached by one of ISNCC’s corporate partners about the possibility of making an innovative educational resource available to our members. inPractice® Oncology Nursing is a digital point-of-care reference and educational resource designed specifically for nurses who care for patients with cancer. The program, available by subscription offers:
- Comprehensive, current oncology nursing practice standards
- Continually updated evidence-based recommendations from our expert, world-renowned oncology nursing authors
- 52 clinical modules covering nursing care of the whole patient—physical, psychosocial, and spiritual
- Apple/Android apps so you can learn on the go
- More than 80 ANCC contact hours, plus study prep for certification and recertification (US)
In order to make the resource affordable for our broad membership, inPractice® is now being offered at a discounted rate, especially for nurses in low and middle income countries (see below).
An online survey of ISNCC members conducted December 2014 measured member interest in the inPractice Oncology Nursing product, including the value of both content and functionality. 1,027 ISNCC members were invited to take the survey and 299 across 63 countries participated for a response rate of 29.1%. . In general, respondents were well-educated and experienced, which is representative of ISNCC individual members.
Over 90% indicated the resource (inPractice) would be valuable or very valuable. Respondents were very positive about both the content and functional attributes. The ability to receive continuing education units from the US was least favorable but even that feature was values by 57% of the respondents. Respondents felt that all clinical topics surveyed were applicable to their clinical practice with symptom management being endorsed by most.
One said “I feel it may be useful to me and my patients. I will be able to provide better care and the outcome of the care also would be better. I can utilize this to teach my students and colleagues as well.” Not surprisingly, there were some who expressed that even at a reduced rate the resource might be too expensive.
We concluded from the survey that there is strong interest in the oncology nursing online resource (inPractice), with strong purchase intent across both higher and lower resource regions. According to the survey, the US-based nature of the resource was only perceived to have a slight limit on its value to our members. The product is appealing for several uses encompassing: professional development, staff training, clinical reference, and other applications.
We are therefore excited to launch this new resource. As an ISNCC corporate partner, inPractice is pleased to offer ISNCC members special, discounted pricing! Please click here to log in to your ISNCC member profile to view the discounted subscription rates and how to subscribe.
We look forward to evaluating this resource and hearing from you about how it is being used.
Clinical Care Options ISNCC Survey. December 2014. Data on file.
Clinical Care Options ISNCC Survey. December 2014. Data on file.