Linda M. Gorman
Reimbursement for End-of-Life Discussions
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 12/22/2014 0
In 2009, the media was buzzing with the term "death panels." This term became linked with the initial public rollout of the Affordable Care Act when coverage for physician visits ...
Managing Holiday Stress for Patients, Caregivers & Healthcare Providers
Tambre Leighn, MA, CPC, ELI-MP, Founder & CEO, WellBeyondOrdinary.com 12/18/2014 0
The holiday season typically brings with it a rash of seasonal party invitations, longer to-do lists, and less time to get it all done. For those working in healthcare, it can bring ...
QSEN Initiative: Quality & Safety Education for Nurses
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 12/16/2014 0
In 2005, nursing leaders responded to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report by forming the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson ...
Acid Reducers May Have Favorable Impact on Head & Neck Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 12/12/2014 2
Head and neck cancer patients who used medication to control acid reflux experienced better overall survival compared to those patients who did not. This is according to a recent ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Survivorship Care Planning Finally Gets Consensus
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 12/11/2014 2
It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, was published, detailing ...
Webinar to Address ‘Sexualization of Breast Cancer’
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 12/9/2014 5
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around an article that appeared in the current issue of one of our town's local weekly newspapers under the headline: " 'Barbells for Boobs' breast ...
Mutated PALB2 Gene May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 12/5/2014 4
More news about gene mutations for breast cancer has come to light recently. My colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center have now identified another gene with ...
Is There Safety in Numbers?
AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES 12/3/2014 11
I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, speak about nurse staffing and the impact it has on patient outcomes. Aiken and colleagues had published ...
The Balancing Act
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 12/1/2014 4
Working with cancer patients and their loved ones is deeply affecting. It can impact our perspectives on life, our values, and our priorities. It can impact our views on ...