Elizabeth Wertz Evans Offers Advice to Oncology Nurses Who Are Treating Other Nurses

August 1, 2016
Elizabeth Wertz Evans, PhD, RN

Elizabeth Wertz Evans, PhD, RN, author of I’m Not That Person Anymore: A Nurse’s Journey With Metastatic Breast Cancer, offers advice to oncology nurses who may be treating other nurses or medical professionals.

After years of nursing, Evans was diagnosed with breast and then liver cancer, making her switch roles from nurse to patient. Evans suggest that oncology nurses recognize the skill set of their patient and understand that the patient may be a medical professional, but not be involved in oncology, and knowledge of certain aspects, such as drugs and side effects, should not be assumed.