About 20 percent of drugs considered important by physicians were not taken correctly by patients.
Advanced Cancer Patients Often Unaware That They Are More Optimistic About Their Prognosis Than Their OncologistsJuly 27, 2016
Most patients with advanced cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists because patients misunderstand their oncologists' clinical judgment.
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.
Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their oncologist regarding their prognosis.
A substantial and independent association between individual provider, the treatment center, and type of breast surgery among elderly women with breast cancer suggests the presence of physician and institutional biases. That is the conclusion of a Medicare claims database review presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Patient Illness Understanding Is Influenced by Recent Prognosis and Life Expectancy Discussions With Oncology CliniciansMay 31, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer have a better understanding of the terminal nature of their illnesses if they have had recent discussions with their oncologists about prognosis/life expectancy.
Accepting the need for counseling or support services may be difficult for many patients. Clinicians need to be attuned to specific clues during a first contact to make an accurate initial assessment.
Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.
Important discussions about prostate cancer screening and treatment are not occurring between men and their health care team.
Discrepancies Exist Between Patient and Clinician Reports of Adjuvant Chemotherapy-related Adverse EffectsJanuary 05, 2016
Patient self-reports of adjuvant chemotherapy-related adverse effects are consistently higher in frequency and greater in severity than physician reports, according to a recent study.
Survey Shows Clinician Opinions on Timing of End-of-life Discussions for Patients With Blood CancersJanuary 04, 2016
In a survey on end-of-life (EOL) discussions, hematologic oncologists reported that these discussions with patients who have blood cancers occur too late, according to a recent report.
Providing your patient with the opportunity to tell his or her story helps to ensure that the goals of treatment are defined and met.
Patients' constant proximity to nurses gives them opportunities and the ease of familiarity to ask difficult questions. When answering, nurses should remember that part of the answer is the patient's choice of who to ask.
Age-related decline in older patients further complicates their ability to maintain an adequate health literacy level. This discussion presents key points to help nurses improve the health literacy of their older patients.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) Health and Public Policy Committee Responsible takes the position that telemedicine can be beneficial when a physician-patient relationship has been established.
Religious or spiritual considerations were discussed in 16% of family meetings in ICUs, but health care professionals only rarely explored the patient's or family's religious or spiritual ideas.
Approximately 97% of men with advanced prostate cancer report being comfortable discussing their symptoms with their health care team. But the number of men who actually do so is significantly lower.
Patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) improves communication between patients, caregivers, and health care teamSeptember 03, 2015
A novel web-based, patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) helped patients develop their plan of care.
Cultural differences in the Latino community result in unique stressors for these patients after a cancer diagnosis. This study identified some of those stressors.
Available mobile apps allow doctors to use HealthKit data and keep patient records up to date.
Implementation of video-based decision aids for men lowered rates of elective surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and decreased rates of active treatment for localized prostate cancer.
Depressed African American patients with cancer could be more accurately identified if the depression measures used are more culturally sensitive, according to a study.
Oncology nurse navigator help patients and families understand treatment options and sort through how care decisions may impact their lives.
Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message, research shows.
Patients who reported physician-controlled decisions about their cancer care, versus shared decision-making, were less likely to report receiving excellent quality of care, according to study results.
The actual number of unnecessary medical tests or treatments seems to be lower than that reported by physicians, according to a recent study.
Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low risk, high value intervention for patients with a life threatening illness, advised the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Tips to improve morale include relationship building with patients, being in a learning environment, and giving back to the community.
A first-of-its-kind tool has been developed that can accurately measure cancer health literacy (CHL) and quickly identify patients with limited CHL.
Health care providers are often ill-informed as to the dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, that their cancer patients are taking.
- Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer
- Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer
- Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma
- Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas
- Omitting RT in Certain Older Women With Early Breast Cancer is Safe
- Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication
- Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice
- Vaccine Enters Phase I Study for Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma
- Timing Chemotherapy Administration to Circadian Rhythm Improves Drug Effectiveness
- New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases
- Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women
- Live-streamed Videos Address End-of-Life Planning, Decision-making
- Metastatic Disease Linked to Patients Reporting Diminished QoL
- History of Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy Are Predictive of Breast Density at Cancer Diagnosis
- Mammographically Occult Contralateral Breast Cancer Detection is Effective With Preoperative MRI
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