Reflecting on the 2 meanings of this simple word helps explain the nuances of communicating with cancer patients and their families at pivotal points of care.
What factors should be considered when calculating an adequate postmedication flush to deliver complete, accurate doses of small-volume IV medications to our patients?
Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training, and U.S. medical schools are expanding training to address the issue.
A standardized discharge navigation program resulted in significantly earlier discharge time that led to efficient, cost-effective patient throughput with no adverse effect on readmission rates.
Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.
A mostly volunteer organization arranges flights for patients with cancer who need to travel to distant treatment centers on corporate jets with empty seats that are flying the same route.
Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.
Study cites several measures needed to ensure the safety of health care workers on the job, including violence prevention strategies, national policy changes, and a shift in overall mind-set.
Nearly a third of female doctors stated they have experienced sexual harrasment and two-thirds say they experience gender bias in their workplace.
Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.
Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.
Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.
A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.
An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.
A clinical trial infusion nurse orientation improves training for nurses so they can better care for patients participating in investigational trials.
Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.
A unique and comprehensive approach to training oncology nurses for transition to a new hospital with inpatient and outpatient services improved their confidence in working in the new building.
In the latest step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse, U.S. officials urge generic drug makers to make changes to opioids.
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.
Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.
Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.
Family caregivers providing substantial assistance with health care to older adults experience significant emotional difficulty and role-related effects, but only one-quarter use supportive services.
Patients and their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.
Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.
Persistent Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls and Altered GaitJanuary 20, 2016
Among women cancer survivors, 45% still experience symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) years after they have completed cancer treatment.
Cancer patients in their last weeks of life may have end-of-life experiences, including dreams and visions. A study from researchers at a hospice found that these events are an important part of a patient's dying process.
Use of telemedicine allows nurses to accomplish tasks more quickly, increases both collaboration and communication.
How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.
Two of our ONA Navigation Summit advisors discuss the emerging role of prehabilitation and rehabilitation in the continuum of cancer care.
Better sleep quality and lower work stress has been observed for nurses in a yoga group versus non-yoga group.
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