Patient Counseling & Support
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.
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.
Researchers at an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center measured nurses' knowledge, beliefs, and skills regarding caring for LGB and transgender patients as a step toward improving health care for this patient population. Their results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
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.
The use of a contractor to make home repairs offers an interesting analogy to the shared decision-making experience.
A randomized study assessed the effectiveness of an Internet-based psychological intervention in helping women survivors of breast cancer cope with the changes brought by their disease and treatment.
Overwhelmed by her poor prognosis, a patient with a newly diagnosed advanced cancer cuts off communicating with her health care team.
Which organizations recommend incorporating physical activity into cancer care and why?
A cancer diagnosis can alter life plans for a young adult couple, completely upending their carefully thought out plans. Understanding their unique challenges can ensure oncology nurses are prepared to help these patients and their partners face an uncertain future.
A prospective study assessing the outcomes of a cohort of participants in the CALGB 89803 study determined the effect of following the American Cancer Society guidelines on survival for persons with colon cancer.
Male spouse or partner perspectives on a female patient's ability to cope was found to have a positive effect on her ability to cope and adjust to her disease. Unfortunately, this effect remains rarely researched and poorly understood among patients with breast cancer in same sex relationships.
1. Enrollment in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) was associated with a decrease in breast cancer screening, increase in colorectal cancer screening, and decreased prostate cancer screening, reflecting more appropriate utilization of screening tests. 2. Changes in breast and colon cancer screening were strongly influenced by participant age. Evidence Rating Level: 
Fifty-three percent of intervention participants used app to self-order a colorectal screening test.
Results of a mixed-method study that used a combination of self-report tools evaluated the efficacy of CHEMO-SUPPORT, a patient support program designed to help patients manage their chemotherapy-related symptoms at home.
A cross-sectional study asked patients with hematologic cancers to name the components of care they felt were most crucial to their perception of optimal care.
Results of a prospective study demonstrated the effectiveness of a 1-hour psychoeducational intervention designed to help survivors of breast cancer manage their chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction and improve their memory contentment.
Responses from the 2017 Patient-Provider Relationship Study indicate that most patients want greater connectivity, more online tools, and additional time with doctors.
A kind gesture toward friends during their chemotherapy infusions developed into a support organization that helps patients pass the time during their treatment.
Although many physical expressions are universal, oncology nurses may be challenged to catch notice of more subtle body language from patients or a family member.
Clinicians should use immunoassay screens and urine drug tests to determine compliance with chronic opioid therapy.
A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.
Abstinence-contingent incentives improved smoking cessation outcomes among economically disadvantaged smokers with mental illness.
Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
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.
Should patients receiving chemotherapy take probiotics?
A team from Methodist Hospital Cancer Center discuss an app developed at the facility that helps breast cancer survivors with nutrition and physical activity at SABCS 2017.
A team from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe EMBRACE, their comprehensive care program for patients with metastatic breast cancer at SABCS 2017.
Novel weight reduction plan helps breast cancer survivors achieve and maintain a healthy weight and glucose level, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.
An approach for incorporating palliative care into oncologic care early after diagnosis is explained in an education session at the 2017 SABCS.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
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