October 2015

Caring for the Whole Patient-for Nurses, It Comes Naturally

October 25, 2015

From the Chairman

More and more Americans are embracing complementary medicine to help manage their illnesses alongside conventional therapies, and in oncology, nurses know well how important these interventions can be to improving patient and survivor quality of life.

Patient Advisors and Navigators Join Forces to Improve Cancer Care

October 23, 2015

Feature Story

Cancer centers throughout the country are faced with an increased demand for cancer care and a shrinking oncology workforce.1 As a result, institutions are struggling to find innovative ways to deliver patient-centered quality care in a cost-effective manner.

Helping Patients Tell Their Stories

October 19, 2015

Partner Perspectives

"What's your opinion about using hair color?" I asked my doctor shortly before beginning chemotherapy. "I don't have an opinion," he said. "Talk to one of the nurses."

Preparing Oncology Nurses to Provide Palliative Care to Patients and Families

October 15, 2015

Partner Perspectives

Research has demonstrated that integrating palliative care early for patients with advanced cancer improves outcomes such as quality of life, mood, patient satisfaction, prognostic understanding, health service use, and survival.

Young Women, Never-Smokers, and Lung Cancer

October 09, 2015

Nurse's Notes

How can it be lung cancer? asked my neighbor. I don't smoke. My 36-year-old neighbor added that she's never smoked, and in fact, has never even taken a single puff of a cigarette.