Caregivers

What do you do for you?

What do you do for you?

As an oncology nurse, a good deal of your day is spent focused on the quality of life for your patients. But what do you do to improve the quality of your life?

Transitioning from work to home

Transitioning from work to home

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.

Managing viral infections in severely immunocompromised 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 education improves caregivers’ overall well-being

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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