In a recent analysis of VA hospital records, more than half of all oncologic errors and adverse events were attributed to uncoordinated cancer care.
Radiation therapists also have high coping strategy frequency; no difference in anxiety, depression, burnout, well-being compared to oncology nurses.
Researchers sought to better understand the effect of financial toxitiy on patients with cancer by surveying 1,000 patients.
Research highlights how lack of guidelines regarding illness and adequate staffing at hospitals may be reason for oncologists working while sick.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: E-mail trigger for advanced care planning in the outpatient oncology clinic effective in prompting conversations.
Meeting the challenges of the significant morbidity, functional impairment, and alterations in body image in patients undergoing this surgical resection.
CHICAGO, IL— Family members caring for patients with advanced cancer benefit from early initiation of phone-based training and support.
This fact sheet reviews information on the diagnosis, treatment, grade, and management of follicular lymphoma cancer.
ASCO's new report on the state of cancer care provides a sobering view of the future cost and strain that treating cancer will put on oncologists and patients alike.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Three principles can help nurses minimize radiation exposure levels when caring for patients receiving high-dose ablative therapy for thyroid cancer, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A multidisciplinary approach that also heavily incorporates input from patients and their families helped alleviate concerns about inappropriate use of palliative sedation and improved patient-centered care, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
One recently published study found no mortality benefit to annual screening mammograms, but critics cry "foul."
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees.
Reducing cancer care costs doesn't have to mean reducing oncologists' income.
Increased use of EHRs and other technology may mean less in-person visits and more "virtual" interactions between doctor and patient.
A new study reports that for patients with early cancer, a nurse navigator intervention can improve patient experience and reduce problems with care.
Investment in nursing could reduce Medicare readmissions penalties.
Non-physician practitioners may ease the anticipated demand for physicians caused by the Affordable Care Act, but broadening their scope of practice is controversial.
ChemotherapyAdvisor.com Editorial Board Member Don S. Dizon discusses survivorship issues from the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium.
A report found that almost half of clinicians use a tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop in a professional capacity and prefer mobile devices for all tasks.
This fact sheet explains what follow-up cancer care is and what patients can expect from it.
Oncologists have unique relationships with patients and deep feelings when they die, but the health care culture often has no room for grief.
This fact sheet helps patients with acute chronic CML to sort through treatment options, manage side effects, and find financial aid.
Using social media can be a daunting challenge, but it offers oncologists a unique way to stay connected to patients and colleagues.
Screening colonoscopy is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of any colorectal cancer and of right colon cancer; and interventions using electronic health records increase screening rates.
Despite concerns that sunitinib may hasten disease progression after therapy, a recent trial refutes that claim, while other patient-related challenges of treating RCC have come to light.
This fact sheet provides signs, symptom management tips, treatment options, and more for younger patients coping with cancer.
Varying definitions of the goals of hospice care and difficulty finding an appropriate program may confuse patients and their families.
Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs Are Superior to IV Morphine for Acute Post-Surgical Pain Management, AcelRx AnnouncesNovember 19, 2012
Sublingual opioid sufentanil NanoTab PCA is superior to intravenous PCA morphine for post-surgical acute pain management.
The field of oncology nurse navigation continues to grow, responding to the complexity of cancer care and producing greater patient satisfaction.
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