Ch-Ch-Changes…. to ONS
Beth Faiman, PhDc, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN 9/11/2014 3
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is the main professional organization to which a majority of oncology nurses belong. I have supported the ONS for nearly 20 years as a member, ...
Managing Breathlessness in Oncology Palliative Care
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 9/8/2014 3
A 56-year-old male diagnosed with end-stage small-cell lung cancer presented to the emergency department with increased shortness of breath (SOB). Following assessment, it was found ...
FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Advanced Melanoma Drug
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 9/5/2014 4
On Thursday, the FDA gave its approval for a new Merck cancer drug known as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) indicated for patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who no longer ...
Guiding Patients & Caregivers Through Anticipatory Grief
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 9/4/2014 3
For many people facing a life-threatening illness, the act of preparing for death by taking care of personal financial and legal affairs, educating loved ones about responsibilities ...
Cancer Advocacy Has a Unifying Potential
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 9/2/2014 1
As the chair of the American Cancer Society's event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I must prepare for and interact with many people -- all for the cause of fundraising, ...
The Break Room: Making the Most of Your Weekend
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 8/29/2014 7
Yep, it's Friday and the weekend is finally here -- and a long holiday weekend at that. So, how will you feel when Monday or Tuesday rolls around? A common question comes to mind ...
Linda M. Gorman
ONS 2014: Proper Pain Management for Cancer Patients
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 8/27/2014 2
As a palliative care specialist, I was fortunate enough to attend an education session at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress meeting in Anaheim entitled Advanced Concepts in Pain ...