Practice management expert offers advice to clinicians for building a practical budget, despite the economic uncertainties of health care reform.
Measuring how much of your instructions your patients understand can be a very difficult task. Nurses need to look for the signs of low literacy level.
When should survivorship care begin? The definition of a cancer survivor and strategies for educating and engaging survivors in their care are explored.
Do nurses participate in survivorship care planning?
When is it necessary to treat a patient with low immunoglobulin levels?
Oncology nurses are exposed every day to so much pain and suffering. Any suggestions?
What is the appropriate protocol for administering chemotherapy when there is no blood return from the implanted port?
Think research requires a large scale, multisite collaboration, a big grant, and endless academic resources? Think again. Small projects can be big on data.
Understanding pain mechanisms and the types, triggers, and alleviating factors is needed to provide effective analgesia for patients with cancer.
Nurses find biggest challenge of communication devices is that of unnecessary interruptions, according to a report published by Voalte.
Cutting health care costs by refusing to pay for drugs that do not improve survival or quality of life has the support of the majority of cancer doctors, patients, and members of the general public, according to a new study.
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.
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