Research shows discrepancies in the way the role of nurse practitioners is viewed.
Cancer care entails a confusing labyrinth of screenings, tests, and treatments. This emerging role for nurses is becoming increasingly vital to achieve ideal patient outcomes.
End-of-life care and decisions can be difficult for health care providers. Consulting the ethics committee can provide needed support for the final decision.
As a nurse, what do you do when you have no things you can do to help your patient? Ann Brady reflects on a patient who just needed her to stand there and do nothing.
Intramuscular injections offer improved treatment adherence, ease in monitoring of adverse effects, and multiple administration sites.
A common side effect of cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, is diarrhea. Treatment is based on its cause and severity.
Approximately 60% of pediatric cancer patients experience malnourishment during treatment. A new study shows families' perceptions, especially of the discomfort of tube feeding, leads to choosing IV supplementation over tube feeding.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy for hematologic cancers are at risk for this complication. The review can help you learn how to assess their risk.
As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new study underscores the challenges faced by patients in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic.
The ONS Leadership Competencies provides a means for self-assessment and a foundation for future leadership education.
New studies reveal important advances in cancer care quality measurement, physician adherence to quality standards, and end-of-life care, while highlighting the overuse of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
We care for patients by helping fix what is bothering them. But is denial really a problem that needs fixing?
A primer on what nurses need to know when scheduling items and services for patients participating in clinical trials.
The reasons cancer patients keep smoking after a cancer diagnosis are much more complicated than a lack of discipline or a disregard for one's own health.
Over the trajectory of chemotherapy treatment, school-age children appear to develop resilience to fatigue.
A composite measure assessed peripheral neuropathy induced by vincristine reliably and with validity.
Two new instruments are valid and reliable in identifying risk factors and ostomy complications.
A nutritional education program for patients with gastrectomy improved knowledge, oral intake, adherence to diet guidelines, and patient satisfaction compared with patients who received usual nutrition education.
Breast cancer survivors reported that decreased sexual interest was the symptom causing the most significant bother.
Taking a lower percentage of prescribed doses of hormonal therapy was associated with higher pre-therapy levels of depression and anxiety and with poorer physical functioning.
Gaps in evidence-based practice exist, even within an oncology nursing workforce that is well-educated and experienced.
Adopting oncology pathways within the practice setting of oncology nurses has the potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
A needs assessment tool can identify specific needs of caregivers of patients with a primary malignant brain tumor.
An end-of-life pathway can enhance the ability of oncology nurses to provide high quality care at a crucial time for patients and families.
Two clusters of symptoms, one specific to head and neck cancer (HNC) and one related to gastrointestinal symptoms, were identified in patients with HNC.
Neck disability and depressive scores were significantly correlated among patients with head and neck cancer.
Opioid-induced constipation is not adequately addressed by nurse practitioners and physicians, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Connections: Advancing Care Through Science conference.
Lymphedema in patients with head and neck cancer can be described through an instrument that has been developed and validated.
Patients who had their opioids managed by clinic nurses who used an opioid titration protocol had more opioid titrations than those who had their opioids managed by standard care, which was their oncologist.
Many persons who receive chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that the treatment is unlikely to be curative.
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