A "Good Death": Is There Such a Thing?May 23rd 2016
What constitutes a “good death” or “successful dying” as it has been called? Clinicians I’ve asked have had to stop and think about this. Most responded by describing the opposite—“bad deaths” or dying scenarios that were distressing to the patient, family, and/or healthcare providers.
Taking the Lead to Solve Problems and Improve Patient CareMay 18th 2016
Every year, when our editors return from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, they remark on how inspiring and informative this event always proves to be, as thousands of oncology nurses gather to exchange insights and share their research, all with a single purpose in mind: to improve the lives of people coping with cancer and the caregivers who love them.
International Cancer Corps: Oncology Nurse Volunteers NeededMay 17th 2016
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an international medical education organization, provides opportunities for oncologists, oncology nurses, and others with oncology expertise to strengthen the care of people with cancer treated at medical centers in low-resource countries.
How Even Small Changes Can Ease a Patient's JourneyMay 16th 2016
Change is the one word that describes an immediate result of a cancer diagnosis. A patient’s world can be turned upside down, and they could end up facing obstacles including dietary changes, role changes within their family, and even changes in their activities of daily living.