Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News stories for October 2018.
5. Up in Arms Against the Flu
Patients with cancer could be at risk for serious complications from the flu. This story explains why it’s important for oncology professionals to protect others by getting a flu shot.
4. Higher Education Translates to Better Care
In this piece, written by a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, see how higher education can help oncology nurses provide better care to their patients.
3. Dealing with the Spiritual Needs of Patients with Cancer
Is there a place for spiritual care in oncology nursing? This piece examines the difference between spirituality and religion and offers tips on how to handle these difficult conversations.
2. Nursing Through the Prism of Childhood
This profile of oncology nurse Elizabeth Davis of St. Jude’s Research Hospital explores how she aims to give her pediatric patients the best days she can, no matter what those days are like.
1. How Nurses Can Address a Disparity in Care
African-American women are still dying of breast cancer at higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. This piece offers tips on how oncology nurses can help address this disparity.