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

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.

Nurse Practitioners Speak Out Against 'Outdated' Practice Models

December 16, 2020

Oncology nurse practitioners are both competent and compassionate, and undergo rigorous academic and clinical training to earn the NP next to their name. However, many states still require them to work under the supervision of a physician.

The Year of the Nurses' Voice

November 30, 2020

In this episode, we spoke with Brown, a nurse and best-selling author, about her recent online petition to have a nurse on president-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force. She said that now, more than ever, it is vital for nurses to have their voices heard.