The Debate Over 12-Hour vs. 8-Hour Shifts
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 7/24/2015 4
A recent article posted in NursingTimes.net discussed the potential risk associated with nurses working 12-hour shifts versus 8-hour shifts. Some may find it more appealing to work ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Grandparents: Unheard Voices in Family Cancer Care
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 7/22/2015 1
The relationship of grandparents with their grandchildren is often a special one that is bidirectional in nature. For older adults, their bond with grandchildren represents a ...
Making Sense of Breast Density Laws
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 7/20/2015 2
It all started when a woman in Connecticut was found to have advanced breast cancer. The new laws owe their existence mostly to Nancy M. Cappello, 59, of Woodbury, Conn. She was not ...
Another Option for Women Experiencing Treatment-Induced Infertility
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 7/17/2015 0
Young women and girls who are treated for cancer at a young age potentially face devastating effects of treatment including infertility. At the time, children may not fully ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
Few Patients With Advanced Larynx Cancer Receive Laryngectomy
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 7/10/2015 0
Each year, approximately 12,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with laryngeal cancer,1 yet only one-third of those with advanced disease are undergoing the recommended ...
How Can We Best Teach Our Patients About Cancer Treatment?
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 7/9/2015 0
The diagnosis of cancer and the need for chemotherapy can be a devastating experience for our patients. Understanding what chemotherapy is, how it works, and what to expect during ...
Clinical Trial Conundrum
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 7/7/2015 1
A group of several ovarian cancer patients have either called or visited me in my office recently to ask for information and validation to begin a vaccine clinical trial on a ...