A navigator offers her take on how the ideal EHR system could unify the oncology care team toward the common goal of optimal patient outcomes.
Issues in Cancer Survivorship
Experts outline ways in which health care providers and employers can support cancer patients and caregivers in the workplace.
What are the characteristics of successful navigation tools for patients?
The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.
Cancer care entails a confusing labyrinth of screenings, tests, and treatments. This emerging role for nurses is becoming increasingly vital to achieve ideal patient outcomes.
ONS Annual Congress 2014
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Patients dealing with serious diseases will experience psychosocial distress. A pilot program for early screening patients with breast cancer for distress was described in a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.
As part of our 10-year anniversary celebration, this article presents a retrospective on how the changes in oncology have influenced the growth of the oncology nurse profession.
ONA speaks with Laura Fennimore, president of the Oncology Nursing Society, about how the oncology nursing field is evolving, what will influence oncology nursing practice, and how a pandemic could affect cancer care.
As cancer care evolves toward anticipatory rather than reactionary care, oncology nurses should consider developing important new skills.