Peer Support Boosts Patients' Morale and Drug Adherence
For patients facing a devastating illness like cancer, there is a need for support from all modalities – professional, family, and friends. A survivor mentor brings value to the mix.
How Will All the Other Needed Care Be Provided During the Pandemic?
Given the health care system’s current inability to properly address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is fair to wonder how much other important healthcare will be neglected during the outbreak. We might also wonder what additional negative impact this will have on Americans’ health status.
Nurses Continue to Prove Their Adaptability
I believe there is no better time than now for designating 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Nurses have been tireless in adapting the ways in which they provide cancer care, while ensuring patients continue to receive the best possible treatment.
The Evolution of Genetics Among Hematologic Malignancies
Given the recent use of genes to determine prognosis and treatment decisions in the field of hematology, it is important for providers to collaborate with geneticists.
Use Evidence-Based Practices to Lead Conversations on Sexual Health Issues
Due to a lack of time or feeling uncomfortable, many clinicians don’t discuss the sexual issues that cancer survivors face. But leaning on evidenced-based practices may help bridge the conversation.
An Ounce of Prevention: Nurses Educate Patients, Reduce Disparities Through Community Outreach
Oncology nurses play a crucial role in educating the public about cancer risk and prevention.
Assessing Family History: A Moving Target
Getting an accurate family history can be one of the most challenging things that nurses face, according to Suzanne Mahon, DNSc, a clinical nurse specialist at SLUCare physician group, St Louis, Missouri.
Nurses Unlock Role in Cancer Genetics
As genetics in cancer care grows, so will the role of the oncology nurse.
Olanzapine Significantly Reduces CINV in Patients Receiving MEC
Reimagining Frailty Screenings in Head and Neck Cancer
Screening for Pain and Depression is Not Enough in Cancer Care
Niraparib-Based Triplet Therapy Offers OS Advantage in BRCA1/2+ mCRPC
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