How to Establish a National Cancer Nursing Society
Cancer nurses need to have their own national organization to speak for them and raise cancer nursing related issues at the national level. The national society would represent cancer nurses within a country or region to inform practice, develop networks and share experiences. Countries or regions with limited resources may face particular challenges when attempting to establish a national society. Resources can be limited and there may be poorly developed technical infrastructure. The imperative to establish national cancer nursing societies in countries or regions with limited resources is gathering pace as the incidence of cancer rises. These societies will be pivotal in the efforts to prevent, control and treat cancer.