If you are a professional working with cancer patients, you are eligible for membership of IPSON. IPSON is a representative group for professionals including nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologists, academics, researchers, psychotherapists and other therapists. Membership is free.
IPSON welcomes clinical, research, and professional collaborations. Please email: [email protected]
The Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) is the representative group for professionals working in the area. The group is made up of nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologists, academics and researchers, psychotherapists and other therapists working with cancer patients. Scope:
IPSON represents professionals working across cancer care in acute hospital settings, cancer support centres, primary care and hospice and palliative care.
IPSON acts as the hub for psycho-social issues in cancer care across clinical practice, community settings, professional training, policy and research in the field.
IPSON plays a leading role in advocating for the improvement in cancer services in Ireland.
IPSON will specifically focus on advancing the psycho-social recommendations of the new National Cancer Strategy 2016- 2025.
IPSON will work to ensure psycho-social oncology research is properly funded and supported.
IPSON is committed to changing the current situation and will prioritise the following key objectives:
The development of first-class psycho-oncology services in both our hospitals and community settings.
Ensuring these services are equitable and inclusive.
Developing a strong psycho-social oncology research focus with international links.