Oncology Nursing

Evolving Education Initiative Keeps Nurses Up-to-Date on CAR T Cell Therapy Best Practices

Evolving Education Initiative Keeps Nurses Up-to-Date on CAR T Cell Therapy Best Practices

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A multidisciplinary education initiative was instrumental in preparing nursing and clinical staff for the challenges of managing care and follow-up of patients undergoing CAR-T therapy.

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

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A diagnosis of a rare cancer is compounded by a greater sense of isolation because patients often struggle to find "someone like me." Support measures need to provide a sense of inclusion as well as meet unique needs.

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

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Daily CHG bathing can safely reduce CLABSIs in oncology patients with central lines, with small variations in efficacy of the practice due to differences in patient population, work processes, and team engagement.

Guidelines Issued on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Nurses

Guidelines Issued on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Nurses

Health care facilities, nursing schools should adopt alternative-to-discipline approaches for treatment

The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

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Seeing another patient's situation as worse may be a coping mechanism for some patients with cancer, but those patients need to be reminded not to diminish their own disease and treatment.

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

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Standardized tool improved efficiency and thoroughness of patient assessment and documentation of neurotoxicity caused by high-dose cytarabine.

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

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I hear the term "financial toxicity" used more and more when people are discussing the cost of cancer treatments. What exactly is financial toxicity?

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

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A meta-analysis of elderly patient discharge practices found that including informal caregivers in discharge planning reduces risks of readmission.

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

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A workforce survey revealed that nearly all nurses are involved in volunteer work that enhance community health, with most choosing activities not related to their jobs.

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

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Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

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NYU Dean of Rory Meyers College of Nursing reminds nurses that they have a Code of Ethics to help guide their practice decisions.

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

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A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

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Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

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Oncology Nursing Society conducted a role delineation survey (RDS) on oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) to determine how the role has evolved since the previous RDS and to determine if an ONN certification is needed.

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

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The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

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A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

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Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

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How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners

POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners

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POLST Programs Can Benefit From the APRN-Patient Relationship

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

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A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.

Risks for Injuries Increase During Period Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Patients with cancer experience higher risks for injuries — both unintentional and intentional — in the weeks before and after a diagnosis of cancer is made.

Nurses Are Key to Referrals to Inpatient Integrative Medicine Services

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Most clinicians support use of integrative services for hospitalized patients, and most referrals for these services are nurse-driven, a NIH-funded study conducted at a large tertiary care facility has shown.

Methylphenidate Not Effective for Depression in SSRI-treated Patients

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Treatment with methylphenidate is not effective for depression in SSRI-treated patients with advanced cancer in hospice or receiving palliative care.

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

For both genders, grief reactions linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.

What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

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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.

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

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What factors should be considered when calculating an adequate postmedication flush to deliver complete, accurate doses of small-volume IV medications to our patients?

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

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.

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