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Debi Fischer, MSW, BSN, BA, LCSW, RN - Page 2

Debi Fischer is a nurse at the University of Miami surgical oncology step down unit. Prior to that she worked in orthopedics and neurology for many years. In addition to her nursing experience, she has earned a master’s degree in social work. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker was a lon-sought-after goal which she finally attained. She is a caregiver for her family and her dogs as well.
Elise James, LCSW, and Mayra Garcia, LCSW, describe the Stem Cell Transplant Meet and Greet program at The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which provides psychosocial support to pre-transplant patients. 
8:00 PM, Tue November 13, 2018
An 11-year study showed that patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer who learned to manage their stress with cognitive behavioral interventions had less depression and a better quality of life.
8:00 PM, Thu November 8, 2018
Elderly women living in nursing homes who were diagnosed with breast cancer may face a greater chance of death compared with their non-resident peers–despite what, for many in other age groups, is routine surgery. Therefore, the decision to perform breast cancer surgery must lie with the patient, family, and her physician. 
8:59 PM, Tue November 6, 2018
Patient education comes in many forms. Consider the podcast.
1:00 PM, Thu October 18, 2018
Five tips for helping patients ready themselves for emergencies. 
6:00 PM, Fri September 14, 2018
What can we, as oncology nurses, do to decrease young adult patients’ anxiety and improve their outcomes on their paths into the unknown?
2:07 PM, Fri September 7, 2018
An oncology nurse is an observer in what is sometimes a life-and-death drama. But sometimes, we must step into the scene and help the patient get information about what might happen before the curtain falls.
5:20 PM, Fri August 24, 2018
What can we, as oncology nurses, offer to patients who face a recurrence?
8:42 PM, Tue August 14, 2018
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