ACS Annual Report Shows Fewer Cancer Deaths
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/16/2014 4
The American Cancer Society (ACS) released its annual cancer statistics report for 2014. And the pattern of declining cancer deaths continues -- a sustained trend over the past 20 ...
Itís Just a Little Exposure
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 4/15/2014 7
Staring meditatively at a painting I'm working on, I notice my fingerprints in oil paint on my coffee mug. Glancing around, I see I've left a small trail of blue, red, and brilliant ...
Utilizing PleurX Catheters for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Bobbi Freeman, BSN, RN, OCN 4/14/2014 11
Can you put a price tag on a person's quality of life? I'm sure many of us in the oncology field have asked ourselves this question. Oncology is a world full of expenses: drugs, ...
The Break Room: Are You Dreading Tax Day?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/11/2014 10
Many folks this time of year are looking forward to their tax return. I mean, who wouldn't look forward to getting a couple thousand dollars to spend? But for those of you who owe ...
Depression in Cancer Care
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 4/9/2014 4
We all know the saying that "people die the way they have lived." It is not possible to die without experiencing some sort of psychological distress or suffering. It's also not a ...
Linda M. Gorman
Is Oxygen Administration Necessary for the End-of-Life Patient?
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 4/8/2014 8
Routinely ordering a home oxygen concentrator for new hospice patients was part of my practice for many years. This was for patients with no signs of dyspnea on admission and who ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Beyond the Initial Return to Work: Enduring Problems for Cancer Survivors
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 4/7/2014 5
Approximately two-thirds of cancer patients reenter the workplace within two years of diagnosis.1, 2 While the initial phase of work reentry has been chronicled, less is known ...
The Break Room: Time to Spring Clean Those Bathroom Shelves
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/4/2014 5
Do you know how long you've had that favorite eyeliner for? When is the last time you changed your toothbrush? Just like food products, hygiene and cosmetic products can expire or ...