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Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

A meta-analysis of elderly patient discharge practices found that including informal caregivers in discharge planning reduces risks of readmission.

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

A workforce survey revealed that nearly all nurses are involved in volunteer work that enhance community health, with most choosing activities not related to their jobs.

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

NYU Dean of Rory Meyers College of Nursing reminds nurses that they have a Code of Ethics to help guide their practice decisions.

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.

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.

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