The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.
Family events and celebrations can create additional stressors for caregivers. Nurses should take time to remind caregivers about their own needs.
Sibling relationships are important to children with cancer. Special efforts should be taken to maintain sibling involvement in the child's life.
CancerCare, a leading provider of assistance for patients, discusses resources to help oncology nurses provide culturally competent care to patients in the LGBT community.
Patients with cancer may seek guidance on how and how much to tell their children about their diagnosis and treatment.
The variety of options available to help patients manage their pain can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
The person who provides care and support at home is an integral part of a patient's care. Nurses need to check on them, too.
A bevy of tools are available to help oncology nurses improve their understanding of patients' cultures.
Many cancer patients continue to work during treatment. Available resources range from advice on talking with their supervisors to federal laws that protect their rights.
Young adults often have to manage their cancer care on their own. They need helpful resources that address their particular issues.
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