Personalized medicine is changing oncology nursing. This primer explains best practices for collecting and preparing biospecimens used to guide therapy.
Tips to improve morale include relationship building with patients, being in a learning environment, and giving back to the community.
The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.
Oncology Nurse Advisor talked with Diane Meier, MD, about the components of quality palliative care. Dr. Meier is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and vice-chair for Public Policy and a professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; she is also the co-author of a new book on palliative care.
Oncology nurses at a New York cancer center successfully reduced the rate of CAUTIs at their facility to zero with a novel program that gives nurses autonomy in making care decisions for patients with urinary catheters.
A summary of site, platform, and social media use by oncologists in 2014.
Many nurses lack the knowledge to teach patients about advance directives, but educational programs can fill the knowledge gaps.
Recommended safe handling practices for workers who administer antineoplastic drugs in health care settings are not always followed, according to a new study.
A question posed at a recent conference prompts a self-examination of how unintentionally—and easily—bias can impact the care nurses provide.
Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and ONA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.
Is sequencing important when administering chemotherapy on the same day?
Guidelines for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting direct management toward risk assessment and prophylactic antiemetics.
A new agreement between The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will smooth the way for qualified students to enter nursing school.
Oncology Nurse Advisor talks to Peter Goldbach, MD, chief medical officer of Health Dialog, about encouraging men to be more informed participants in their health care decisions.
The American Nurses Association's impending position statement on nurse fatigue may focus on total number of hours worked, not just length of shift.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can be incorporated into daily nursing practice routines to help oncology nurses de-stress.
After participating in a mission trip, an oncology nurse realizes she got more out of her African adventure than she gave to the children of the small village outside Nairobi, Kenya.
A novel study examines perceptions of the role of the hospital chaplain. What do they do? When should they be called in?
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.
- Ovarian cancer patients may benefit from pelvic radiotherapy
- Added sugars may increase blood pressure more than high salt consumption
- Researchers identify biological indicator of response to new ovarian cancer drug
- Key discovery in understanding successes and failures of immunotherapy
- Evolving roles for oncology nurses: Biospecimen collection
- Utilizing home therapy for cancer-related lymphedema can lower costs
- Drug combination produces good response rates in advanced papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC)
- Breast cancer and pregnancy: Overlapping of two disciplines
- IDH1 mutation inhibitor first to demonstrate anticancer activity
- Wide variation exists in the quality and content of clinical cancer guidelines
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