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Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

Oncology Nursing Society conducted a role delineation survey (RDS) on oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) to determine how the role has evolved since the previous RDS and to determine if an ONN certification is needed.

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners

POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners

POLST Programs Can Benefit From the APRN-Patient Relationship

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.

Risks for Injuries Increase During Period Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis

Patients with cancer experience higher risks for injuries — both unintentional and intentional — in the weeks before and after a diagnosis of cancer is made.

Nurses Are Key to Referrals to Inpatient Integrative Medicine Services

Most clinicians support use of integrative services for hospitalized patients, and most referrals for these services are nurse-driven, a NIH-funded study conducted at a large tertiary care facility has shown.

Methylphenidate Not Effective for Depression in SSRI-treated Patients

Treatment with methylphenidate is not effective for depression in SSRI-treated patients with advanced cancer in hospice or receiving palliative care.

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