Melissa Foster, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Needs of caregivers of head and neck cancer patients require recognition

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—After a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, their caregivers also undergo major life changes. The importance of these caregivers should be recognized by nurses in planning care for patients, especially for those with head and neck cancer. This research was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

More research on end-of-life experiences in pancreatic cancer patients necessary

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Challenges exist in providing end-of-life nursing care for patients with pancreatic cancer, including lack of studies that include nurses, unidentified theories, the difficulties of deciding the end point, and underexplored patient needs, according to new research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

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