Nurse Communications

Sharing Personal Contact Information With Patients

Sharing Personal Contact Information With Patients

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Some of my oncology nurse colleagues give patients their personal cell phone numbers. Sometimes I feel like I'm the odd one for not giving my number when patients ask if they can text me. Am I behind the times?

NIH Establishes Educational Program on Genomics, Genetics for Oncology Nurses

NIH Establishes Educational Program on Genomics, Genetics for Oncology Nurses

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NIH sought to bridge the gap in oncology nurse training in genomics and genetics to improve patient education and assessment of related risk factors.

Oncology Nurses Weigh In on Their Patient-Centered Communication Practices, Needs

Oncology Nurses Weigh In on Their Patient-Centered Communication Practices, Needs

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Responses to a survey demonstrated oncology nurses' perspectives on their training needs on how to effectively communicate with patients regarding disease prognoses, end-of-life issues, and survivorship care.

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

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A guide for helping patients assess their social network after a cancer diagnosis and find the supportive resources they may need.

Mentoring 101: The Importance of Supporting New Nurses

Mentoring 101: The Importance of Supporting New Nurses

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Nurses need to rethink their attitude toward those who are new to the profession, lead with compassion, and share their knowledge gained through experience.

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

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Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a smartphone app in encouraging breast cancer survivors to meet their posttreatment exercise goals.

Steering Patients Toward Reliable Internet Resources

Steering Patients Toward Reliable Internet Resources

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What are some good Internet resources for patient information about cancer treatment regimens?

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

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Oncology nurse navigators tend to forget the most important person in the cancer care continuum: themselves. In this keynote presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, FAAN, talks about the importance of self care.

Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

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An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.

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