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Climate change and oncology nursing

9 Nov 2023
Guest editors: Elaine Tomlins and Julia Challinor

This special issue from The Global Power of Oncology Nursing (GPON) explores the impact of climate change on cancer care from the perspective of oncology nurses in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).  

Oncology nurses from Africa, Colombia, the Philippines, Turkey, Palestine and Lebanon describe how the effects of climate change such as drought, wildfires and floods affect their nursing practice and patients’ lives every day.  The special issue also explores the heightened skin cancer risk due to rising temperatures and increased exposure to UV light and the negative effects of food insecurity and poverty caused by climate change on the quality of life and survival of cancer patients in LMICs. 


The impact of climate change on cancer nursing in Palestine

Jehad Hawaamdah and Matthew Fowler

Cancer care in Lebanon and the climate-proofing of a burning phoenix

Mohamad Ibrahim

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Special Issue Articles

Afsin Ahmet Kaya, Aydanur Aydin, Gülcan Bağçivan
Vera Larfi Samba, Esubalew Mezgebu, Habtamu Habtes, Naomi Ohene Oti, Bilonda Michou Mangongolo, Ritah Bafumba, Kathryn Burns, Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Julia Challinor, Martjie de Villiers
Natalia Martínez Arias, Ángel Alfonso Aguirre Durán, Mayra Yiseth Ramírez Lozano, Celia Díez de los Ríos de la Serna, Mar ía Fernanda Olarte-Sierra, Julia Challinor, Yuli Vanessa Girón Arbelaez, Magali Yolima Mera Díaz, Luz Damaris Rojas Rodríguez