Suggestions for communication points that improve the experience of patients with cancer through nurse navigation were presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
The technology will facilitate data entry for patient navigation activities, evaluation of one or more patient navigators (PNs), and generate reports.
A discussion and review of how to develop a successful nurse or patient navigation program is presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
Overwhelmed by her poor prognosis, a patient with a newly diagnosed advanced cancer cuts off communicating with her health care team.
A cancer diagnosis can alter life plans for a young adult couple, completely upending their carefully thought out plans. Understanding their unique challenges can ensure oncology nurses are prepared to help these patients and their partners face an uncertain future.
What matters most to me, who matters most to me, and what do I want in my last days? Letter-writing project is a tool for patients to communicate their wishes for their last days.
Medical terminology can be a foreign language — or confusing, at the least — for many patients. Ann Brady uses a patient encounter to illustrate the potential miscommunication inherent in using "medicalese" in patient communication.
A new oncology nurse reflects on the first time she provided comfort care for a patient at the end of life and her family.
Effectiveness of daily rounding by a multidisciplinary team on improved staff communication and outcomes-oriented, patient-centered care was presented at the 2018 NACNS Annual Conference.
Although many physical expressions are universal, oncology nurses may be challenged to catch notice of more subtle body language from patients or a family member.
As the holidays approach, offering these SUPPORT tips can help caregivers of patients with cancer make the most of the seasonal activities and the time with their loved ones.
As the use of computers and EHRs increase in health care, results of a study on patients' perception of clinicians who communicate from behind an electronic screen were presented at the 2017 Palliative Care Symposium.
WWW is not for the world-wide web, but it is an easy way to remember the 3 w's of communication with patients with advanced disease: wish, worry, wonder.
When patients and families are holding on to what you don't say, they may use combativeness and being argumentative to keep you — and your words — from bringing them to accept the unacceptable.
Grief over a loved one's impending death may manifest as other emotions or difficult-to-manage behavior. This month's column describes how families may express their grief as anxiety about their loved one's care, an attempt to take control of the situation, or anger toward the clinicians involved in their loved one's care.
Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other GroupsApril 27, 2017
Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.
A workforce survey revealed that nearly all nurses are involved in volunteer work that enhance community health, with most choosing activities not related to their jobs.
A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.
Multidisciplinary team approach reduces cervical cancer treatment delays in Botswana by 50%.
Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.
Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.
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.
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.
Clinically relevant distress and decreased empathy are frequently experienced by resident physicians whose resilience is low when exposed to the trauma of working with patients in the hematology-oncology setting.
Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health InformationMay 23, 2016
Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.
Accepting the need for counseling or support services may be difficult for many patients. Clinicians need to be attuned to specific clues during a first contact to make an accurate initial assessment.
A unique and comprehensive approach to training oncology nurses for transition to a new hospital with inpatient and outpatient services improved their confidence in working in the new building.
Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.
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