The ability to transition is not generally viewed as a form of self-care, but the process of leaving our professional world and re-entering our personal world deserves attention.
Audiometric testing, awareness of the symptoms, and knowledge of which drugs are ototoxic can help protect young cancer patient’s hearing.
Oncology nurses can improve communication with—and outcomes of—their elderly cancer patients by overcoming barriers to health literacy among these patients.
Oncology nurses play a vital role in patient care, including assessment, early recognition of infections, and patient and family education. Providing evidence-based care and education to severely immunocompromised patients requires knowledge about the association between viruses and diseases, the rationale of specific diagnostic tests, and current treatments.
Standardized posthospitalization care education administered through an Oncology CarePartner Program that addressed the patient’s physical and emotional needs was found to improve caregivers’ overall well-being, but had no impact on the time spent on caregiving or difficulty with caregiving tasks. That’s the result of a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.
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Caregivers are an essential part of patient care. Attentiveness to their concerns is an important part of caring for the patient with cancer.
Conversations that encourage patients to explore their beliefs can improve both coping strategies and disease outcomes.