Research Agenda of the Oncology Nursing Society: 2019-2022

Diane Von Ah, Carlton G. Brown, Susan J. Brown, Ashley L. Bryant, Marianne Davies, Marylin Dodd, Betty Ferrell, Marilyn Hammer, M. Tish Knobf, Teresa J. Knoop, Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Deborah K. Mayer, Christine Miaskowski, Sandra A. Mitchell, Lixin Song, Deborah Watkins Bruner, Susan Wesmiller, Mary E. Cooley

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PROBLEM STATEMENT: To define the Oncology Nursing Society Research Agenda for 2019-2022. DESIGN: Multimethod, consensus-building approach by members of the Research Agenda Project Team. DATA SOURCES: Expert opinion, literature review, surveys, interviews, focus groups, town hall, and review of research priorities from other cancer care organizations and funding agencies. ANALYSIS: Content analysis and descriptive statistics were used to synthesize research priority themes that emerged. FINDINGS: Three priority areas for scientific development were identified. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: The Research Agenda can be used to focus oncology nurses' research, scholarship, leadership, and health policy efforts to advance quality cancer care, inform research funding priorities, and align initiatives and resources across the ONS enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-669
Number of pages16
JournalOncology nursing forum
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • health disparities
  • palliative care
  • psychosocial care
  • research
  • symptom science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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