Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN | Authors

Articles

Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

December 31, 2012

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.

Role of Culture in Healthcare Decision-Making

December 16, 2012

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.