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The Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCS) at Dana-Farber is committed to excellence and to compassionate patient- and family-centered care.
Our multidisciplinary team model ensures that patients and their families are surrounded by highly skilled professionals who work together to craft individualized care for each patient and to facilitate access to clinical research that is on the cutting edge.
Embodying Dana-Farber's core values — impact, excellence, compassion and respect, and discovery — the department is dedicated to our vision, mission, and values:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded Magnet designation three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – the nation's preeminent accreditation organization – for excellence in nursing service and practice.
Dana-Farber is also one of approximately 1,500 hospitals that participate in the DAISY Award program, sponsored by the DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune System).
In partnership with patients and families, and in collaboration with our community and our interdisciplinary and interdepartmental colleagues, we will be world leaders in reducing and eradicating the burden of cancer and related diseases through care, discovery, training, and education.
Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care; use and develop new knowledge; and educate our patients, families, staff, colleagues, and community.
We demonstrate respect for patients, families, and colleagues through:
We create an environment of care that is:
We deliver expert clinical care and preventive services through:
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We are committed to teaching and supporting mindfulness-based practice for clinicians, researchers, staff, patients, and families as a means to improve care and reduce the stress, fear, and burden of cancer for patients, families, caregivers, and providers.
People are treated with dignity and respect.
Clinicians, researchers, and staff communicate complete and unbiased information to patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.
Patients and families build on their strengths by participating in experiences that enhance control and independence.
Clinicians and staff prioritize knowing the patient and family while developing therapeutic relationships over time to assure coordination and continuity in the care delivery experience.
Collaboration among patients, families, clinicians, and staff occurs in the delivery of care, as well as in the work of institutional policy making, program development, and professional education.
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