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Patient Satisfaction Ratings Can Be Negatively Impacted by Nurse Staffing Ratio

Patient Satisfaction Ratings Can Be Negatively Impacted by Nurse Staffing Ratio

Perceptions of missed care are tied to higher patient-to-nurse ratios in England's hospitals, research indicates.

Distress, Neuroticism Predict Long-term Emotional Distress After Cancer Diagnosis

Distress, Neuroticism Predict Long-term Emotional Distress After Cancer Diagnosis

A literature sought to identify which signs and symptoms in patients with new cancer diagnoses indicate a greater likelihood for long-term emotional distress.

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

The researchers observed a positive correlation between long-term night shift work and the risks of several different types of cancer.

Incidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder High Among Patients With Cancer

Incidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder High Among Patients With Cancer

Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.

Pain Tolerance Lower in Abstinent Smokers Before, Following Surgery

Pain Tolerance Lower in Abstinent Smokers Before, Following Surgery

Abstinent smokers may have reduced preoperative pain tolerance and increased postoperative opioid use compared with nonsmokers.

Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.

Handgrip Strength Test is Feasible to Predict Outcomes Among Patients with Cancer

Handgrip Strength Test is Feasible to Predict Outcomes Among Patients with Cancer

Although dynapenia and weak HGS is associated with poor outcomes in patients with cancer, it is not routinely assessed in this population.

Married Status May Improve Survival Outcomes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Married Status May Improve Survival Outcomes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Recent studies have suggested that married patients experience a survival benefit for various cancers; marriage has been associated with earlier detection, undergoing treatment, as well as better economic status and social support.

Coffee Consumption Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee Consumption Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee consumption was found to be generally safe and more likely to benefit health than harm.

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the evidence linking artificial sweeteners to an increased risk of cancer development.

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