End-of-Life Business: Getting Our Ducks in a Row
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 6/19/2013 2
As an oncology social worker, a significant aspect of my work is fostering healthy, reality-based coping. Over the years, I've counseled hundreds of patients and families on the ...
Taking Part in the ACS Cancer Prevention Study
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 6/19/2013 5
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. ACS reports that 60 years ago only one out of three people diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, two out of ...
Topical Applications of Leptospermum Honey Dramatically Improve Healing of Complex Wounds
Anne Landry, Editor, The Oncology Group 6/18/2013 9
In a poster presentation at the 38th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress, Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, WOCN, an oncology wound care specialist from the Cancer Treatment ...
Rebecca Crane-Okada, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN 6/18/2013 8
I recently finished reading, amidst various other books I have going, Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle (I recommend listening to Father Boyle read his book on CD). 1 ...
Oncology Nurses & Gardening: A Meditation
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 6/17/2013 6
On a beautiful late spring morning, I sit in my favorite chair, sipping coffee and writing. From here, I have a view of our deck, where a hummingbird also sips from the newly-potted ...
The Supreme Court Announces: Genes May Not Be Patented
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 6/17/2013 7
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has both immediate benefits for some breast and ovarian cancer patients and long-lasting ...
Oncology Nurse & Researcher Ashley Leak at 2013 ONS Congress
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 6/14/2013 8
TheONC blogger Ashley Leak shares her experiences at the ONS 38th Annual Congress meeting in Washington. Having the opportunity to visit some of the local government centers such ...
Saying Goodbye to The Big C
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 6/14/2013 6
The Big C is a dark comedy on Showtime about one woman's courageous journey with cancer. Cathy Jamison has always played by the rules until she finds out that she has cancer. The ...
Using Antihistamines for Neulasta-Induced Bone Pain
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 6/14/2013 16
In our medical careers, we have all been guilty of recommending a remedy for a patient's ailment because it worked for a handful of other patients, or even for ourselves, and thus ...