“The Vitals” is a twice-monthly podcast that delves into research in the field of oncology nursing.

COVID-19 Pandemic Emphasizes Disparities in Cancer Care

September 17, 2021

“We’ve had periods of time where things were shut down. We do have telemedicine, that was expanded, but telemedicine doesn’t work for everyone. If you don’t have internet access, if you don’t have the ability to understand the technology….”

Focus on ‘A Different Kind of Hope’ in Cancer

March 31, 2021

In this episode of “The Vitals,” we spoke with Jody Koenig Kellas, PhD, department chair and professor, interpersonal, family, and health communication at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her research looked at the communal cancer experience, and gives clinicians direct tips on how they can reframe hope for patients and caregivers.