Impact of Goals of Care on Resource Use at End of LifeSeptember 13th 2018
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.
Spirituality in Oncology Care: Patient Priorities and Innovative InterventionsFebruary 26th 2016
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 FamiliesOctober 15th 2015
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.
Susan Mazanec on Activation for Health ManagementApril 28th 2015
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.
Factors Influencing Care Decisions for Patients With Advanced CancerMarch 12th 2015
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 CenterDecember 18th 2014
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?
Preventing and Managing Treatment-Related LymphedemaFebruary 6th 2014
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
The Benefits for Nurses of Using Psychosocial Cancer Registry DataOctober 30th 2013
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.
Polly M. Mazanec on Palliative Care in the Ambulatory SettingMay 8th 2013
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 CareMarch 5th 2013
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.