Oncologic Care With Great Compassion and Professionalism

Extraordinary Healer®, Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 15, Volume 15,

A patient nominates her oncology nurse, who stood by her side when receiving chemotherapy for nearly a year.

It is my pleasure to nominate Emily Becker, B.S.N., RN, OCN, as an extraordinary oncology nurse. I had chemotherapy every week from October 2019 to January 2020, then every three weeks from January 2020 to October 2020. I can say without hesitation that Emily showed me the greatest compassion and professionalism. She tended to my every need and periodically checked on me to see if I needed anything. If I had questions about my treatment, she was able to answer them in a manner that brought comfort to me. I hope your committee will present her with this award as she definitely deserves it. There should be more nurses like her, especially in the field of oncology.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Vanessa Cooke for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.

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