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Cancer Survivors May be More Prone to Polypharmacy

Cancer Survivors May be More Prone to Polypharmacy

In this study the records of 5,216 cancer survivors and 19,588 non-cancer controls were reviewed for patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy.

Too Much Information: When Prognosis Breaks Down Patient Communications

Too Much Information: When Prognosis Breaks Down Patient Communications

Overwhelmed by her poor prognosis, a patient with a newly diagnosed advanced cancer cuts off communicating with her health care team.

Challenges for Young Adult Couples Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Challenges for Young Adult Couples Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can alter life plans for a young adult couple, completely upending their carefully thought out plans. Understanding their unique challenges can ensure oncology nurses are prepared to help these patients and their partners face an uncertain future.

Pivot Nurse Improves Patients' Navigation Through Lung Cancer Care

Pivot Nurse Improves Patients' Navigation Through Lung Cancer Care

Researchers in Montreal presented results of a study on the effects of using a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO) on continuity of care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer at the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress.

Nursing Students Not Always Correctly Identifying Some Patient Care Needs

Nursing Students Not Always Correctly Identifying Some Patient Care Needs

Students better at identifying physical care needs, less so psychosocial, relational needs.

Olanzapine Use to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Olanzapine Use to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Why is the antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa) being used to prevent nausea?

Determining Clinical Trial Eligibility

Determining Clinical Trial Eligibility

How is clinical trial eligibility determined?

Letter-Writing Project Communicates Care Wishes to Healthcare Team, Family

Letter-Writing Project Communicates Care Wishes to Healthcare Team, Family

What matters most to me, who matters most to me, and what do I want in my last days? Letter-writing project is a tool for patients to communicate their wishes for their last days.

Medical Terms in Patient Education: Using the Confusing to Explain the Complicated

Medical Terms in Patient Education: Using the Confusing to Explain the Complicated

Medical terminology can be a foreign language — or confusing, at the least — for many patients. Ann Brady uses a patient encounter to illustrate the potential miscommunication inherent in using "medicalese" in patient communication.

Bedside Assessment Tool Improves Worst Pain in Patients With Cancer

Bedside Assessment Tool Improves Worst Pain in Patients With Cancer

In a 2-arm parallel group study, researchers determined the effect of implementing EPAT on pain, pain management, and opioid-related adverse effects among patients with cancer in 19 cancer centers.

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