Impact of Goals of Care on Resource Use at End of Life
Researchers exam­ined whether there were differences in resource use at end of life between patients with advanced cancer who identified goals of care focused heavily upon survival versus those who identified goals of care heavily focused on quality of life.
Meditation App Benefits Hospice and Palliative Care Clinicians
Researchers tested a meditation app that addresses the work stressors of oncology professional healthcare providers.
Family Caregiver Satisfaction With End-of-Life Care Following Advanced Cancer
Family caregiver satisfaction with end-of-life care is key to better understanding patient experiences.
Shared Decision Making in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
For patient autonomy and personalized cancer care, shared decision-making for AYA patients with cancer is an important strategy.
Spirituality in Oncology Care: Patient Priorities and Innovative Interventions
The topic of spirituality has become increasingly relevant in oncology nursing dialogue, research, and practice, with an eye toward how best to assess and identify patients’ spiritual needs and then develop innovative clinical interventions to effectively address those needs.
Preparing Oncology Nurses to Provide Palliative Care to Patients and Families
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.
Norman (Carl) Swart on the Importance of Adequate Palliative Care
Norman (Carl) Swart, discusses the importance of palliative care for patients with cancer. Swart also comments on the importance of training nurses in this area.
Susan Mazanec on Activation for Health Management
Susan R. Mazanec, PhD, RN, AOCN, Research Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, discusses a study that examined activation for health management in colorectal cancer patients and their family caregivers during the transition to post-treatment survivorship.
Knowing the Signs: Recognizing Depression in African Americans With Cancer
A new study has found that African American patients with cancer feel and describe depression differently than their Caucasian counterparts.
Factors Influencing Care Decisions for Patients With Advanced Cancer
A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NRO14856), "Factors Influencing Cancer Care Decisions," is currently underway at the Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Seidman Cancer Center at Case Medical Center. The study focuses on the complex practice of shared decision-making in advanced cancer patients.
Managing Sickle Cell Disease: Lessons From Our Comprehensive Cancer Center
What group of our patients is diagnosed with a devastating illness in early childhood which gets increasingly worse with age and leads to debilitating pain which is both chronic and acute in nature?
Improving Patient Care With Interprofessional Collaborative Oncology Practice
To meet the complex healthcare demands of today's patients, healthcare professionals need to learn how to practice as members of an interprofessional collaborative team.
Palliative Care Is a Priority-Nationally and Worldwide
Palliative care is the new buzzword in the hospital environment.
Preventing and Managing Treatment-Related Lymphedema
Cancer-related lymphedema can result from the cancer or its treatment. It is an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in an interstitial space which may be the result of surgical resection, lymph node dissection, or radiation therapy
Sara Douglas Discusses Focusing on Caregivers
Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, discusses the importance of focusing on the caregiver of a patient with cancer.
The Benefits for Nurses of Using Psychosocial Cancer Registry Data
Registries, large databases of patient information collected in a systematic, standardized fashion, most often focus on biologic measures, such as pathology, radiology, and laboratory results, to track incidence and prevalence of disease as well as causative factors.
Lauren McCaulley Discusses Ovarian Cancer Education
Lauren McCaulley, BSN, RN, OCN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, describes ovarian cancer education at her institution.
Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect in patients with cancer and nurses are essential to helping patients to manage this condition.
Anne Kolenic on End-of-Life Communication Skills Training
Anne Kolenic, RN, BSN, OCN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, discusses the importance and implementation of end-of-life communication skills training for the oncology nurses.
Lauren McCaulley Discusses Improving Call Light Response
Lauren McCaulley, BSN, RN, OCN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, discusses the changes needed to improve call light response at her institution.
Polly M. Mazanec on Palliative Care in the Ambulatory Setting
Polly M. Mazanec, PhD, ACNP, AOCN, FPCN, Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, discusses the challenges of palliative care in the ambulatory oncology setting.
Preparing Nurses for Advanced Practice in Oncology and Palliative Care
Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Helen Foley, MSN, AOCNS®, offer highlights of their institution's oncology and palliative care program, which successfully prepares graduates to assume advanced practice roles in these important areas.
Barbara Daly on Establishing a Psychosocial Data Registry
Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, from the Case Western Reserve University, discusses the feasibility of establishing a psychosocial data registry for patients with cancer.
Susan Mazanec on the Value of a Patient-Centric Registry
Susan R. Mazanec, PhD, RN, AOCN, from Case Western Reserve University, discusses the value of a patient-centric cancer registry that incorporate patient-reported outcomes.
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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