Patient Counseling & Support
A meta-analysis of elderly patient discharge practices found that including informal caregivers in discharge planning reduces risks of readmission.
Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.
Conversations about benefits and drawbacks of PSA testing improved after the USPSTF updated its recommendations on PSA testing; however, some disparities in quality of these discussions increased.
A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.
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.
Study identifies characteristics of clinical trials and barriers to patient accrual.
Patients who speak to an oncology nurse prior to their first appointment are significantly more likely to be retained for their treatment.
The researchers concluded that physical activity should be routinely assessed and that clinicians should collaborate with their patients to design a physical activity plan.
Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers and researchers have found that there are better ways to present numeric information about health risks and benefits so that all patients can take part in shared decision-making.
Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management
Patients with urologic cancer should be offered psycho-oncologic support to manage effects of emotional stressors.
NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.
Culturally Appropriate Cancer Patient Navigator Pilot Program Helps American Indians/Alaska Natives Secure Diagnoses, CareFebruary 13, 2017
American Indians/Alaska Natives may face barriers to cancer diagnosis and care that can be overcome via cultural navigation services.
The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.
Journaling can offer patients with cancer a safe space to express and process emotions without fear of judgment or risk of burdening loved ones.
Questions over potential bias in the activities of industry-supported patient advocacy groups spark the call for closer review and transparency.
The Patient Care Connect Program lowers Medicare costs and provides other benefits, research indicates.
Real-time reporting and integration of patient symptom reports into clinical practice could benefit patients, but practical obstacles remain.
The Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence (AIM-FBCR) intervention helped reduce health worries for survivors of breast cancer.
The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.
Lung Cancer Navigator, a mobile, customizable app from LUNGEVITY, helps patients with lung cancer better understand their disease, manage medications, track symptoms, and access support.
The majority of consumers do not change their health-related behaviors in the wake of personal genomic test results.
Participants in a peer navigation program for patients at risk for HBOC were surveyed regarding the usefulness of the information provided, patient education, and their peer navigator. Survey results were presented at the 2016 SABCS.
A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.
Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
Faced with a harsh treatment option, a patient with genitourinary cancer helps create a treatment plan that preserves his self-image.
A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.
A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.
Researchers analyzed data from the NPCR of Sweden to determine whether more US men with prostate cancer would choose active surveillance if it were presented as a treatment option.
This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.
- Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors
- Behavior Pain Assessment Tool Measures Pain In Patients Who Cannot Communicate Verbally
- Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals that 12% of Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Mutations in Genes that Increase Cancer Risk
- Novel Test For Multiple Myeloma Uses Microchip, Conventional Blood Sample
- Increased 5-Year Survival Rate Seen in NSCLC Subset Treated With Nivolumab
- Exercise, Psychological Interventions Better for Cancer Fatigue Than Medications
- ASCO Issues Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention
- Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation
- Little Opposition to Early Palliative Care for Symptom Management in Pediatric Oncology
- Updated ASTRO Guideline Bolsters Safety, Efficacy of Palliative RT for Bone Metastases
- Thyroid Cancer Incidence Increasing Among Younger, Hispanic, African American Populations
- JAK1, JAK2 Inhibition Improves Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, But More Is Needed
- Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction
- Self-efficacy Level Predictive of Likelihood to Follow Through With Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (Fact Sheet)
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