Although many physical expressions are universal, oncology nurses may be challenged to catch notice of more subtle body language from patients or a family member.
As the holidays approach, offering these SUPPORT tips can help caregivers of patients with cancer make the most of the seasonal activities and the time with their loved ones.
As the use of computers and EHRs increase in health care, results of a study on patients' perception of clinicians who communicate from behind an electronic screen were presented at the 2017 Palliative Care Symposium.
WWW is not for the world-wide web, but it is an easy way to remember the 3 w's of communication with patients with advanced disease: wish, worry, wonder.
When patients and families are holding on to what you don't say, they may use combativeness and being argumentative to keep you — and your words — from bringing them to accept the unacceptable.
Grief over a loved one's impending death may manifest as other emotions or difficult-to-manage behavior. This month's column describes how families may express their grief as anxiety about their loved one's care, an attempt to take control of the situation, or anger toward the clinicians involved in their loved one's care.
Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other GroupsApril 27, 2017
Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.
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.
A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.
Multidisciplinary team approach reduces cervical cancer treatment delays in Botswana by 50%.
Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.
Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
At what point is attentiveness being too nice? Ann Brady discusses how her words followed the patient's wishes, but her actions prompted an unexpected question.
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.
Clinically relevant distress and decreased empathy are frequently experienced by resident physicians whose resilience is low when exposed to the trauma of working with patients in the hematology-oncology setting.
Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health InformationMay 23, 2016
Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.
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.
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.
Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.
The social media platform Twitter could develop into a useful tool for communicating with the public about cancer clinical trials and for recruiting participants.
The use of superlatives such as breakthrough, revolutionary, miracle' or other grandiose terms to describe cancer drugs was found to be common even when drugs were not yet approved, had no clinical data, or not yet shown overall survival benefits.
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.
Communication and honesty are key when discussing cancer and treatment options with adolescents with cancer.
Use of straightforward, age-appropriate language is essential to communicating with pediatric oncology patients about their cancer and treatments, and gaining their trust in the medical team.
Patients at a crossroads in their care may struggle with the decision to change the course of their care. Nurses need to find the balance between offering support and letting the patient go forward.
If it sounds like denial, it is denial. Right? This patient's preconceived notion of what lung cancer should be appeared to hinder her accepting her diagnosis. But she agreed to treatment, so is it still denial?
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