Measuring how much of your instructions your patients understand can be a very difficult task. Nurses need to look for the signs of low literacy level.
Providing care for a loved one with cancer is even more difficult for long-distance caregivers. In this column, an oncology social worker offers tips on helping caregivers overcome these challenges.
Issues in Cancer Survivorship
Use of a computerized brain exercise program designed to help people sharpen their cognitive function was found to be effective against chemobrain in breast cancer survivors.
An overview of a proposed expansion to the CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Value Pathways that supports specialty-specific quality of care measures for oncology.
Young adults may face unique challenges as caregivers. This fact sheet address how this age group can best adjust to the role.
Cancer Survivorship News
The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.
Radiation and Your Patient
A decade since the first wave of mobile device health apps hit the market there remain few designed specifically for patients who are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. This review offers some useful tools available for patient education, organization, and coping.
The most important thing, say the experts interviewed for this article, is for oncology nurses to reassure patients that they are not alone.
A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.
A well-known cancer patient support organization offers tips on helping patients prepare for their return to the workforce.