Patient care and staff well-being in oncology during the coronavirus pandemic – ethical considerations




An editorial on patient care and staff well-being during the corona virus pandemic has been published in the SA Journal of Oncology by Prof Raymond Abratt who is the Head of Clinical Governance at Icon Oncology.

Icon Oncology continues to provide treatment and support to cancer patients during these disrupted times. Optimising access to cancer care for all our patients is achieved through Value Based Care and Evidence Based Medicine.

The editorial describes our modifications to standard professional practice using these concepts in order to maintain high standards during these challenging times.

The prioritisation of staff well-being and their access to appropriate personal protective equipment, while following specific protocols and polices to ensure a safe and effective working environment for treatment teams, is highlighted.

To read the full article: https://sajo.org.za/index.php/sajo/article/view/129/341