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…
An overview of the nurse’s role when a diagnosis of leukemia is made for a child.
An international study sought to determine whether patients with advanced cancer found massage, aromatherapy, and/or reflexology to be effective.
This support program is designed to help women with metastatic breast cancer who are coping with a disease that has no potential for cure.
University of Michigan researchers explored the potential of self-acupressure to help women with breast cancer better manage symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and depression.
Researchers sought to identify the support networks for patients with colorectal cancer.
A review of studies investigating the safety and efficacy of integrative and complementary medicine practices sought to determine their effects on children with cancer.
In a review of data from more than 20,000 veterans, researchers determined the effects of palliative care on suicide rates among veterans with advanced lung cancer.
Results from a study on an innovative program from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, demonstrates the potential positive effects of providing hospitalized patients with brief one-on-one art lessons.
What matters most to me, who matters most to me, and what do I want in my last days? Letter-writing project is a tool for patients to communicate their wishes for their last days.