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Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

The use of digital recording may aid in the transition from theory-based learning to practice.

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Interviews with undergraduate nursing students revealed that many report bullying in both clinical and academic settings.

To Better Serve Patients With Cancer, Navigators Need Better Systems

To Better Serve Patients With Cancer, Navigators Need Better Systems

A navigator offers her take on how the ideal EHR system could unify the oncology care team toward the common goal of optimal patient outcomes.

Pain Management, Cancer Care at End-of-Life Improved by Caregiver Education, Training Intervention

Pain Management, Cancer Care at End-of-Life Improved by Caregiver Education, Training Intervention

Novel intervention focuses on caregivers' beliefs, knowledge, and skills regarding home care for patients with cancer resulting in improved pain management and better overall care at the end of life.

Virtual Reality Offers New Experiences to Patients in Hospice

Virtual Reality Offers New Experiences to Patients in Hospice

A London hospice facility's experiment with virtual reality offers patients at the end of life the chance to explore the world beyond their bed.

Treating the Other "Patient": Depressive Symptoms Are Predictive of Declining Physical Health in Caregivers

Treating the Other "Patient": Depressive Symptoms Are Predictive of Declining Physical Health in Caregivers

The person with cancer is not always the oncology nurse's only patient. Caregivers should be assessed for depressive symptoms, which can indicate declining physical health in the caregiver, and receive appropriate treatment.

Understanding Your Patient: Keys to Outcomes Success

Understanding Your Patient: Keys to Outcomes Success

Identifying which archetypical profile fits your patient can help oncology nurses individualize support and education needs to their patients.

Accurate View of Prognosis Ensures Terminally Ill Make Value-Consistent EOL-Care Decisions

Accurate View of Prognosis Ensures Terminally Ill Make Value-Consistent EOL-Care Decisions

Most terminally ill patients have accurate prognostic awareness of their condition and tend to become more aware as their condition deteriorates.

The Great Cancer Masquerade: When Grief Manifests as Anxiety, Control, Anger

The Great Cancer Masquerade: When Grief Manifests as Anxiety, Control, Anger

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.

Teens and Young Adults with Cancer and Survivors Express Use of Digital Resources

Teens and Young Adults with Cancer and Survivors Express Use of Digital Resources

Teenagers and young adults with cancer rated digital resources such as email, online information resources, and communication tools as critical to their lives. These patients would also utilize additional resources such as chat rooms and online counseling and support.

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