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Navigator Notes Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

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.

Navigator Notes How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.

Oncology Nursing What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

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.

Side-Effect Management Improving Tools for Managing Pain and Monitoring Sedation Among Patients With Cancer

Improving Tools for Managing Pain and Monitoring Sedation Among Patients With Cancer

Managing pain with opioids and keeping a close eye on adverse effects is an important part of cancer care. But there is room for improvement in pain management tools, and nurses play a key role in their evolution.

Side-Effect Management Sleep Disorders in Cancer Radiation Therapy: Little Understood, Often Undetected — and Important

Sleep Disorders in Cancer Radiation Therapy: Little Understood, Often Undetected — and Important

Sleep patterns and habits should be a part of oncology nurses' routine patient assessment, as sleep disorders can be a significant challenge for cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

General Oncology Treating Patients With Cancer and Mental Health Disorders

Treating Patients With Cancer and Mental Health Disorders

Serious mental illness can both challenge and compromise cancer care. To ensure these patients receive optimal cancer care, the oncology team should include the patient's mental health care team.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Aspirin Use Found to Prevent Cholangiocarcinoma

Aspirin Use Found to Prevent Cholangiocarcinoma

Aspirin's anti-inflammatory action is protective against another aggressive cancer: cholangiocarcinoma. Furthermore, it is beneficial regardless of daily use or dose.

General Oncology 50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

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.

Oncology Nursing Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Study cites several measures needed to ensure the safety of health care workers on the job, including violence prevention strategies, national policy changes, and a shift in overall mind-set.

General Oncology Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.

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