The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest….
Nursing care is an important component in Medical care and more so in Cancer. At MIO our nurses make sure that our patients feel cared for and cared about round the clock. They are committed to maximizing patient’s quality of life and attempt to provide expert nursing care to maximize health, relieve suffering, and provide education and also provide emotional and psychological support to the patients and their families. They also provide education to cancer patients and their families regarding the various types of treatment and help patients manage pain and the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments used to fight their disease.
As integral members of a multidisciplinary team, our nurses provide personalized and compassionate care to the patients and their families. They help the doctors in treating patients by combining their years of nursing care, knowledge and skills with empathy and love for humanity. Our nurses also are actively involved in supporting patients during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, administering chemotherapy, providing perioperative care, closely monitoring patients for changes in health status, and coordinating discharge planning. Our nurses work in both inpatient and outpatient settings and in multiple specialty areas including medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology, infusion and the outpatient clinics.
They obtain a health history, perform physical examinations, monitor health status, manage symptoms and perform procedures alone or in association with a doctor. They collaborate closely with the doctor, pharmacist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian and social worker to provide comprehensive, individualized care during the treatment. They work along with the doctors to provide continuity of care, facilitate smooth transition from one diagnostic/treatment area to another, and are the first lines of contact for medical queries for the patients and their families following discharge.