NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.
Journaling can offer patients with cancer a safe space to express and process emotions without fear of judgment or risk of burdening loved ones.
The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.
Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
Faced with a harsh treatment option, a patient with genitourinary cancer helps create a treatment plan that preserves his self-image.
A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.
A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.
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.
Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management
Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.
Pediatric patients and their parents tend to overestimate adherence to anticancer medicine regimen.
Patients with urologic cancer should be offered psycho-oncologic support to manage effects of emotional stressors.
Patient, Physician Preferences Inform Guidelines for Discussing Molecular Testing in Cancer Treatment
Study identifies physician and patient preferences about information, who should communicate this information, and what guidelines should guide these discussions.
Culturally Appropriate Cancer Patient Navigator Pilot Program Helps American Indians/Alaska Natives Secure Diagnoses, Care
American Indians/Alaska Natives may face barriers to cancer diagnosis and care that can be overcome via cultural navigation services.
The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.
Questions over potential bias in the activities of industry-supported patient advocacy groups spark the call for closer review and transparency.
The Patient Care Connect Program lowers Medicare costs and provides other benefits, research indicates.
Real-time reporting and integration of patient symptom reports into clinical practice could benefit patients, but practical obstacles remain.
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