Oncology Nursing News Top Stories: April 2020

May 1, 2020
Jessica Skarzynski

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular Oncology Nursing News® stories. Here are the top 5 stories from April 2020.

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular Oncology Nursing News® stories. Here are the top 5 stories from April 2020.

5. Oncology Clinicians Must Be Adaptable in COVID-19 Pandemic

Just as the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve, the oncology community must actively adapt how they approach the treatment of their patients based on the information available, according to Balazs Halmos, MD, MS.

4. Connecting All the Pieces: Helping Patients Make Sense of Their Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy education is a puzzle filled with information that is personalized for each patient. Nurses are in a valuable position to not only offer patients emotional support and help them sift through the information, but also to clarify, teach, and reinforce chemotherapy material.

3. Coronavirus Anxiety: Helping Patients and Families Manage Fears

With ramped up media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic bombarding patients from all sides, learn more about how healthcare professionals can provide crucial support to patients and families as they navigate uncertainty.

2. 2020: WHO’s International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Here, read about why the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” in honor of the 200th anniversary of visionary nurse and leader Florence Nightingale’s birth.

1. Are Patients with Cancer at Higher Risk of COVID-19?

As patients with cancer who are diagnosed with COVID-19 tend to have poorer outcomes, it is vital that the oncology treatment team screen their patients for the virus before continuing on with treatment, according to a small study conducted in Wuhan, China. Learn more in this story.

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