Bette Weinstein Kaplan, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Bette Weinstein Kaplan

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A nurse comforts a patient with advanced cancer.

Brokering Early Palliative Care: How Nurses Approached a Misunderstood Topic

Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to recommend early palliative care for patients. For this reason, in a recent Canadian study on brokering palliative care, researchers looked at the role of nurses as advocates for early palliation.1 Oncology nurses in Canada have different roles than their counterparts in the United States; staff nurses cannot…

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Sensitivity of Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Aids Prevention of Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

For some women with breast cancer, their experience goes beyond the disease and its treatment. They may develop breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), a serious and common adverse effect, after treatment with surgery or radiation. In fact, 20% to 30% of women with breast cancer develop lymphedema, most often as a result of surgery, but it…