This patient case demonstrates the challenge of remotely communicating when a patient’s family confuses the medical meaning with the social meaning of the words used to explain the patient’s condition.
A secondary analysis of data from a randomized study evaluated efficacy of evidence-informed symptom guides in nurse-led telephone encounters to manage symptoms in patients initiating chemotherapy.
Despite some concerns, a survey of physicians and patients with cancer at a Houston cancer center showed satisfaction among both groups.
In a large survey study of critical care nurses, approximately one-third of respondents reported being verbally abused by another nurse.
Oncology nurse position was created to address barriers to safe, effective chemotherapy delivery both on and off the oncology inpatient units.
The goal of this initiative was to create a discharge process that was easier on patients and caregivers, and allowed for an earlier discharge time.
Nurses working in primary care settings are well-situated to identify and educate patients at high risk of lung cancer who are eligible to undergo LDCT screening.
The uncertainty experienced due to COVID can be used to better understand the loss a patient with cancer faces after diagnosis.
“Telechaplaincy” involves the use of telecommunications, including telephone calls, videos, and videoconferencing, to provide religious/spiritual care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we communicate with co-workers, patients, and ourselves, as well as how we adapt to changes.