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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.

Less Diversity in PROM Systems Could Improve Assessing Their Practicality for Cancer Patients, Clinicians

Less Diversity in PROM Systems Could Improve Assessing Their Practicality for Cancer Patients, Clinicians

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Researchers report that diversity in PROM systems leads to inconsistent results across a selection of 41 such systems, despite being able to identify their common features.

An Evaluation of the Impact of Oncology Nurse-Led Primary Palliative Care on Nurse Providers

An Evaluation of the Impact of Oncology Nurse-Led Primary Palliative Care on Nurse Providers

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The roles and workloads of oncology infusion room nurses may be substantially altered by their participation in the CONNECT intervention.

American Cancer Society Report Identifies Priorities for Survivorship Care

American Cancer Society Report Identifies Priorities for Survivorship Care

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The American Cancer Society constructed a report designed to identify the changing demographics and needs of cancer survivors in the United States. In this article, we report on its findings.

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.

Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care

Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care

The nurse practice environment was the best predictor of poor-quality end-of-life care, according to reseachers.

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

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A reflection on how clinicians' own illness humanizes them as healers.

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

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How much of what's online is off limits? A review of ethics, principles, and guidelines for nurse and social worker behaviors regarding online searches.

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

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Medical students participating in this study were randomly assigned to either a rule-based or application group.

Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

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Researchers attempted to establish a baseline record of current PA and NP staffing models, practice patterns, and practice scope as the first step to inform future policy recommendations.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Beware Abbreviated Explanations That May Undermine Your Meaning, Patients' Understanding

Beware Abbreviated Explanations That May Undermine Your Meaning, Patients' Understanding

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Have you ever thought about what is meant — or understood — when you say to a patient "It's going to be okay"? Hearing an exchange between her grandson and a pediatric nurse prompted Ann Brady to reflect on abbreviated communications.

The Nurse as Patient Advocate: What I Did When My Patient Had No Clothes

The Nurse as Patient Advocate: What I Did When My Patient Had No Clothes

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Patient advocacy can lead nurses to take on great challenges in the course of caring for their patients or to brave the elements to retrieve replacements for a patient's missing clothes.

Navigating Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Navigating Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

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Patients with hematologic cancers often require a combination of inpatient and outpatient care. The oncology nurse navigator is an ideal care provider to help patients manage their care and transitions between care settings, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Difficult Conversations: The Role of Nurse Navigator

Difficult Conversations: The Role of Nurse Navigator

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Suggestions for communication points that improve the experience of patients with cancer through nurse navigation were presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

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The unique challenges that face both oncology nurse navigators specializing in gastrointestinal cancer and patients with these diseases are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse Navigator

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse Navigator

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The head and neck oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a unique and critical position to help patients, their families, and their caregivers as they face their diagnosis and undergo treatment.

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

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The technology will facilitate data entry for patient navigation activities, evaluation of one or more patient navigators (PNs), and generate reports.

Building a Navigation Program: A Review of the Key Components

Building a Navigation Program: A Review of the Key Components

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A discussion and review of how to develop a successful nurse or patient navigation program is presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Advanced Concepts in Oncology Navigation

Advanced Concepts in Oncology Navigation

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Now well established within the cancer care continuum, this presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit discussed the forces expanding the use of oncology navigation as well as the evolving role of the oncology nurse navigator.

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.

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

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Marissa Fors, director of CancerCare's Susan G. Komen® Breast Care Helpline, talked with Dr Penelope Damaskos, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about breast cancer risk and related challenges for women who identify as lesbian and their healthcare providers.

Unprotected Sex After Chemotherapy

Unprotected Sex After Chemotherapy

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How long after receiving chemotherapy should patients wait to have unprotected sex?

Clinical Research Nursing Staff an Important Part of Oncology Clinical Trial Programs

Clinical Research Nursing Staff an Important Part of Oncology Clinical Trial Programs

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The importance of oncology clinical research nurses in the clinical trial process was explored in a study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Online Program Aims to Assist With Clinical Trial Enrollment for Hematologic Cancers

Online Program Aims to Assist With Clinical Trial Enrollment for Hematologic Cancers

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A newly developed web site, described in a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, aims to help nurses and patients explore clinical trial options for patients with hematologic cancers.

Education May Better Equip Nurses to Hold End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

Education May Better Equip Nurses to Hold End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

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That better informed patients can make better end-of-life decisions is well-known; however, nurse perception may be a barrier to earlier discussions. This project, presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, sought to determine the effect of better informed nurses.

Developing Multidisciplinary Algorithm for AML Induction in Elderly Benefits Nurses

Developing Multidisciplinary Algorithm for AML Induction in Elderly Benefits Nurses

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Teaming up with multiple specialists to create an algorithm for managing AML in older patients improved clinician knowledge as well as provided patient-centered care, a presentation at 2018 ONS Annual Congress has shown.

Impact of CONNECT Intervention on Nurses' Experiences in Palliative Care

Impact of CONNECT Intervention on Nurses' Experiences in Palliative Care

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Nurses who completed training and practiced CONNECT were interviewed to glean their perspective of the intervention on their personal and professional fulfillment. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Dedicated End-of-Life Education Program Improves Nurses' Care, Patient and Family Satisfaction

Dedicated End-of-Life Education Program Improves Nurses' Care, Patient and Family Satisfaction

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A nurse-education program focused on end-of-life care that is compassionate for all involved in the cancer continuum — patients, their families, and the nurses — led to a hospital-wide educational program, introducing extensive changes and collaboration among nurses.

Too Much Information: When Prognosis Breaks Down Patient Communications

Too Much Information: When Prognosis Breaks Down Patient Communications

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Overwhelmed by her poor prognosis, a patient with a newly diagnosed advanced cancer cuts off communicating with her health care team.

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