Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
The decision to resume or begin dating after a cancer diagnosis can be particularly stressful.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
At what point is attentiveness being too nice? Ann Brady discusses how her words followed the patient's wishes, but her actions prompted an unexpected question.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.
Reflecting on the 2 meanings of this simple word helps explain the nuances of communicating with cancer patients and their families at pivotal points of care.
A mostly volunteer organization arranges flights for patients with cancer who need to travel to distant treatment centers on corporate jets with empty seats that are flying the same route.
Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.
A recent study confirms the benefits of marriage on patients with cancer, including socioeconomic status, psychosocial support, and a higher regard for health-related self care.
Researchers analyzed data from the NPCR of Sweden to determine whether more US men with prostate cancer would choose active surveillance if it were presented as a treatment option.
This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.
About 20 percent of drugs considered important by physicians were not taken correctly by patients.
A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.
Smartphones can motivate patients to stay on track with lifestyle changes.
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
Advanced Cancer Patients Often Unaware That They Are More Optimistic About Their Prognosis Than Their Oncologists
Most patients with advanced cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists because patients misunderstand their oncologists' clinical judgment.
Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their oncologist regarding their prognosis.
Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.
Palliative Care-Led Support vs Usual Care: Not Significantly Different for Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients' Family Members
Palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings do not reduce anxiety or depression symptoms and may increase posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in family members of patients with chronic critical illness.
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