Sometimes communication barriers cannot be broken until the patient, the family, and the nurse find a common ground together.
Cancer cells hide from the body's natural defenses. This overview explains how immunotherapeutic strategies expose cancer cells to the immune system.
Oncology fellows may underestimate future workload of actual practice.
This overview offers a simple guide for explaining to patients the difference between the terms, the tests, and what the results may mean.
Sometimes the best answer to a patient's question is quiet support. Can you recognize when no words are needed?
What is the best approach to learning more about the field of Radiation Oncology?
Although nurses are familiar with palliative care guidelines related to cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, a needs-assessment survey revealed they are less familiar with novel therapeutic interventions in development.
Burnout was reduced and secondary trauma improved by a 6-week initiative to prevent compassion fatigue.
Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.
Clinical pathways allow a gastrointestinal service to further refine the navigation process for patients with GI cancers.
Noreen Luszcz, RD, MBA, CNSC, nutrition program director for Walgreens Infusion Services, answers questions about nutrition therapy for patients with cancer.
A communication skills training program based on patient preferences regarding communication can help oncologists' communication performance, according to a study.
A team of clinicians proposed a virtual navigation system that would allow patients to follow the same pathway as clinic patients but without the formal clinic setting.
A team of nurses at Torrance Memorial Medical Center identified developed a collaborative approach aimed at improving the cancer patient experience at their community hospital.
A new cancer diagnosis encompasses multiple physician visits and procedures, and can produce overwhelming stress for all involved.
Ongoing efforts are being made to address the distress experienced by patients with cancer and new guidelines are now incorporating this care into standard practice.
Nurse navigators can offer more than just helping patients keep their appointments and maintain their lives. Navigators can help the health care system function more effectively.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A pilot program was successful in training oncology nurses to identify meaningful changes in a patient's nutritional status and appropriately refer patients for nutrition intervention, according to a speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Patient anxiety was decreased and satisfaction increased by a pretreatment educational telephone call to patients before they begin outpatient chemotherapy, according to a report on a pilot program presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—An active voiding protocol after urologic/gynecologic surgery led to improvements in patient satisfaction, reduced costs, and allowed for a less time-intensive procedure for nurses, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Three principles can help nurses minimize radiation exposure levels when caring for patients receiving high-dose ablative therapy for thyroid cancer, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
A weekly huddle between inpatient and outpatient units not only led to appropriate follow-up care but also increased provider knowledge, improved nurse education, and empowered nurse coordinators.
Not all e-patients are Internet savvy, but they are engaged, educated, equipped, and enabled to be experts and equal partners in their care.
When a patient's blood pressure is low, pain medications are often withheld. How is this situation best managed?
Understanding how patients' use their spiritual beliefs can help you determine which patients may be more likely to develop depressive symptoms.
The need for new skills await surgical oncology nurses as robotic surgery gains momentum, patient outcomes improve, and new systems enter the market.
As patients and oncology care teams strive to keep up with complex treatment plans, symptoms of distress in the patient may be missed. Distress screening tools can help nurse navigators identify which patients may need a referral for psychosocial support.
How do you handle work-related grief? Can you leave it at work, or do you take it home with you? What support is the most helpful to you when a patient dies?
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study.
An increase in workload increases odds of death, whereas an increase in percentage of nurses with degrees cuts death rates, research found.
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