Oncology Nursing

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.

Patient Navigation Program Leads to Efficiencies in Hospital Discharge Process

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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.

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.

50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

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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.

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

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.

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Nearly a third of female doctors stated they have experienced sexual harrasment and two-thirds say they experience gender bias in their workplace.

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

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Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

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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.

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

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A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

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An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

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A clinical trial infusion nurse orientation improves training for nurses so they can better care for patients participating in investigational trials.

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

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Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

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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.

FDA Wants Generic Opioids to Be More Abuse-Deterrent

FDA Wants Generic Opioids to Be More Abuse-Deterrent

In the latest step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse, U.S. officials urge generic drug makers to make changes to opioids.

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.

Study Raises Privacy Concerns for Health Care App Use

Study Raises Privacy Concerns for Health Care App Use

Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.

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