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					                                                                         ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY
                                               SURVIVORSHIP, QUALITY OF LIFE & REHABILITATION (SVP) SIG STRATEGIC PLAN 2006-2009


                                                                                              MISSION STATEMENT
The Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG) exists within the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) to increase awareness and promote understanding of cancer survivorship, quality of life &
rehabilitation issues.

The Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation SIG mission will be accomplished by implementing the following strategic goals:

          I.        To develop products, services, opportunities and a knowledge base that promote excellence in oncology nursing in relation to survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation issues.
                    A.       Enhance our personal knowledge and increase awareness regarding survivorship, quality of life and rehabilitation concerns with oncology patients.
                    B.       Identify priorities for improving quality of life for oncology patients.
                    C.       Increase ONS Health Policy activities including policy initiatives to influence cancer nursing, cancer nursing research, cancer care, health care and nursing issues in
                             relation to survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation issues.
                    D.       Strengthen collaboration with external organizations and corporations

          II.       To increase survivorship, quality of life and rehabilitation-related resources in order to ensure the continued growth and strength of ONS.
                    A.        Strengthen the Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG)
                    B.        Collaborate and network with ONS members to increase SVP membership



Adopted: 2/93
Revised: 5/93, 7/97, 10/01, 7/04, 6/06, 6/08
Approved
Recommended revisions for June 2008




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                                                                                            ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY
                                                                  SURVIVORSHIP, QUALITY OF LIFE & REHABILITATION (SVP) SIG STRATEGIC PLAN 2006-2009

I.    MAJOR STRATEGIC GOAL: To develop products, services, opportunities and a knowledge base that promote excellence in oncology nursing in relation to survivorship,
                              quality of life & rehabilitation issues.
      STRATEGIC SUB-GOAL A - Enhance our personal knowledge and increase awareness regarding survivorship, quality of life and rehabilitation concerns with oncology patients.
      STRATEGIC SUB-GOAL B – Identify priorities for improving quality of life for oncology patients.

          2006-2007                                                                                      2007-2008                                                                        2008-2009

     1. Publish Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation SIG                 5. Published newsletter – 3 per year (D. Gutaj editor 2007,     9. Continue to publish 3 newsletters per year (M. Schoen
        newsletters.---------------------->                                           M. Schoen co-editor 2007-08)                                     editor/D. Gutaj mentor).
        a. Newsletter content to reflect the needs of the SIG
           constituency.
        b. Communique from editor to SIG members covers
           editorial content, guidelines and publishing deadlines.
            (Dottie Gutaj)

     2. Interface the Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation               6. Reviewed needs – updated. -------------------------------    10. Update #2.
        SIG with the Nurse Survivors Focus Group. (representative
        Susan Leigh) ---------------------------------------------------------->

     3. Participate in ONS Annual Congress and Institutes ----------->             7. Participation in Institutes of Learning and Congress --      11. Continue to participate in Congress and Institutes of
        of Learning.                                                                  2007 & 2008. (See Annual report 2007 & 2008).                     Learning – topics submitted and will be reviewed.
        a. Topics submitted for instructional sessions for Annual
           Congress.
        b. Topics will be submitted for Institutes of Learning.

     4. Collaborate on joint projects with other SIG's. ------------->             8. Suggestion for project for PEP cards (2007). Revised -       12. Collaborate with another SIG regarding PEP cards for
        a. Contribute to other SIG newsletters.                                       at Congress – suggestion to collaborate with another SIG on       Survivorship, Quality of Life issues for cancer patients and
        b. Co-sponsor topic submissions for Congress and Institutes                   this project (2008).                                              nurses.
           of Learning.



     Responsibility: Coordinator, Coordinator-Elect, Editor

     Project Funding:




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I.    MAJOR STRATEGIC GOAL: To develop products, services, opportunities and a knowledge base that promote excellence in oncology nursing in relation to survivorship,
                              quality of life & rehabilitation issues.
      STRATEGIC SUB-GOAL C - Increase ONS Health Policy activities including policy initiatives to influence cancer nursing, cancer nursing research, care, health
                             care and nursing issues in relation to survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation issues

         2006-2007                                                                                 2007-2008                                                                                              2008-2009

     1. Network Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation SIG,
       Membership and Leadership Team/Health Policy Associate
       and other cancer-related organizations (according to ONS
       policy and procedure) to promote legislative issues pertaining
       to advocacy for survivor population. ----------------------->      5. On-going ------------------------------------------------------------------>   9. Become more involved.

     2. Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation SIG liaison
        appointed. --------------------------->                           6. On-going ------------------------------------------------------------------>   10. Revisit.

     3. Encourage participation in ONSTAT. ------------------------->     7. On-going ------------------------------------------------------------------>   11. On-going ------------------------------------------------>

     4. Promote Health Policy Agenda. -------------------------------->   8. On-going ------------------------------------------------------------------>   12. On-going ------------------------------------------------>

     Responsibility: Coordinator, Coordinator-Elect, Health Policy
     liaison

     Project Funding:


I.    MAJOR STRATEGIC GOAL: To develop products, services, opportunities and a knowledge base that promote excellence in oncology nursing in relation to survivorship,
                             quality of life & rehabilitation issues.
      STRATEGIC SUB-GOAL D - Strengthen collaboration with external organizations and corporations
          2006-2007                                                                     2007-2008                                                                                                       2008-2009

     1. Collaborate with other national cancer patient/ ------------->    4. Special project – PEP cards for survivorship issues. ----->                    7. On-going Need to collaborate with other SIGs to complete
        survivor organizations, such as, NCCS, NCI, AARP, ACS,                                                                                                 this project. ----------------------------------------------------------->
        etc., as directed by ONS Board of Directors.
        a. Assist with survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation
           -related product/program development and assessment.
        b. Act as liaison to consumer population, especially through a
           working relationship with NCCS.

     2. Respond to survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation
        -related requests from individuals, organizations, and
        institutions when applicable to oncology nursing. ------->        5. On-going by communiqués and e-mails. ----------------------->                  8. On-going -------------------------------------------------------------->

     3. Promote NCI Professional Education Program on -------->           6. On-going ---------------------------------------------------------------->     9. On-going --------------------------------------------------------------->
        Survivorship to ONS Chapters when available.

     Responsibility: Coordinator, Coordinator-Elect, Board of
     Directors

     Project Funding:
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II. MAJOR STRATEGIC GOAL: To increase survivorship, quality of life & rehabilitation-related resources in order to ensure the continued growth and strength of ONS.
    STRATEGIC SUB-GOAL A - Strengthen the Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG)
        2006-2007                                                                        2007-2008                                                                                        2008-2009

 1. Solidify existing Survivorship, Quality of Life &               4. On-going ------------------------------------------------------------>   7. Update and add new goals – wording to be changed and old
    Rehabilitation SIG membership. ----->                              a. On-going -------------------------------------------------------->    goals may be deleted. --------------------------------------------------->
    a. Encourage member participation/submission to newsletter.        b. Strategic plan reviewed by new coordinator at Congress
    b. Continue to develop/evaluate strategic plan.                       2008
    c. Identify common needs of constituency through
       personal contact, surveys, etc.

 2. Increase Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation         5. Membership increased in 2008. ---------------------------->              8. Continue to network. send e-mail to SIG members who let
    membership. ----------------------->                                                                                                        their membership expire. ----------------------------------------------->
    a. Network at Congress through SIG Connections.
    b. Develop and display SIG Poster at Congress.

 3. Utilize talents and resources of current SIG members. --->      6. Developed SIG Poster workgroup - displayed at ---------->                9. Continue to form work groups as needed. --------------------->
    a. Identify core group of members willing to produce and           Congress 2008. Newsletter writers improved. SIG needs
       contribute to newsletter, work groups, etc.                     Stated at Congress 2008.
    b. Continue soliciting member input via questionnaires and
       one-on-one calls.

 Responsibility: Coordinator, Coordinator-Elect

 Project Funding:


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