UBM Medica Launches New Online Community For Oncology Nurses
The Oncology Nurse Community (TheONC.org) provides information and support exclusively for cancer care teams
Jersey City, NJ /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica, a recognized leader in medical media and education, and UBM DeusM, the integrated services arm of UBM, today announced the launch of The Oncology Nurse Community (www.theONC.org ), a free, online community exclusively for oncology nurses and the cancer care teams that support them. The ONC unites nurses in a secure environment where they can leverage their collective knowledge, nurture professional growth, and emotionally support each other.
"Oncology nurses are a cornerstone in optimal cancer care," said UBM Medica US CEO Sally Shankland. "They are valued as a trusted source of information and compassion by their patients; however, their importance is sometimes overlooked, and their information and support needs are underserved. Through The ONC, nurses and other members of the cancer care team are now able to share ideas and exchange best-practices. The community exchanges inspire, empower, and advance knowledge, optimizing both quality of life and quality of care."
Moderated by oncology nurses and key opinion leaders, The ONC features discussions and commentary covering key issues affecting cancer care teams, such as symptom management, palliative care and pain management issues, psychosocial challenges and difficult communications, managing ethnic and cultural diversity, practical challenges including time management, staffing and insurance hurdles, error-prevention strategies, infectious complications, and understanding co-morbidities and the "whole patient" perspective.
Other resources in the community include:
- A Library of resources including patient education materials and presentations by community members
- Clinic Close-Up, where members can view video-based interviews with experts from large group practices, private practices, and academia covering a variety of topics
- News items relevant to clinical practice
- An interactive Quiz feature where nurses can test their diagnostic knowledge on a regular basis
- A Calendar of national and regional events and meetings specific for oncology nurses and cancer support team members
"The ONC illustrates how the evolution of media and the power of both technology and community can be harnessed to improve medical outcomes," continued Shankland. "While access to scientific literature and practice guidelines is ubiquitous, it's collective knowledge, experiential data, and information in context that move the dial. The ONC provides the forum that supports oncology nurses and optimizes treatment and symptom management."
The ONC is supported by an unrestricted grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Visit The ONC at www.theonc.org
About UBM Medica
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica, a division of UBM plc (UBM.L), delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach – online, in print, live, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, Websites, drug databases, data services, live events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. US Websites include PsychiatricTimes.com, CancerNetwork.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, ConsultantLive.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, and SearchMedica.com. Employing more than 1,400 people with offices in 29 countries, UBM Medica is headquartered in London. For more information, visit http://www.ubmmedica.com/.
About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com ) is an integrated services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than a dozen successful sites and online communities over the last 10 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable quick setup of specialized communities.
SOURCE UBM Medica