In this interview, Laura Zitella will be discussing challenges and considerations for management and prevention of infection in the oncology setting—in both patients with solid tumors and those with hematologic malignancies.
A team of nurses and physicians from Huntsman Cancer Institute successfully implemented key changes in their Patient Acute Change Team that increased nurse involvement and reduced the number of codes by 90% in the outpatient setting since they were put in place 2 years ago.
Oncology nurses from a community hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio implemented a two-pronged process for the safe handling of chemotherapy, improving nurses’ satisfaction and comfort levels regarding chemotherapy safety.
The integration of information technology into healthcare—such as EHRs and patient portals—is growing by leaps and bounds, and cancer care is no exception. Judy Murphy from HHS provides important perspectives on this topic.
Massage is considered a complementary modality in cancer care, used in tandem with medical therapies to promote comfort. The strongest evidence for the use of massage in cancer care suggests its ability to reduce pain and anxiety.
Culture is a tool that its members use to assure their survival and well-being, as well as provide meaning to life. Conflict related to cultural beliefs within healthcare commonly arises during times of significant life change.
With access to clinical trials growing in a variety of clinical settings, nurses increasingly need to develop core skills and knowledge to safely, effectively, and appropriately care for enrolled patients.
A large study of the impact of patient navigation (PN) on breast cancer management has found that women who receive PN are diagnosed faster than non-navigated women, and the difference is most striking among biopsied women.
When facing decisions involving children with cancer at the end of life, three themes drove parental decision making--communication, extending time, and understanding prognosis, according to a recent meta-analysis.
The AICR, noted for its investigation of links between lifestyle and cancer, has released a free digital book for cancer patients and survivors, with current, evidence-based advice on managing diet and activity during and after treatment.
Researchers have concluded after a large meta-analysis of trials involving more than 29,000 patients that patients taking currently available biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not at increased risk of cancer.