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Nurse Fatigue Is a Pervasive Problem
Lori Smith  
5/22/2017   370 comments
Survey results indicate that within the United States, 93% of RNs are satisfied with their career choice; however, 98% discuss the physical and mental demands of the job, demonstrating that fatigue is a pervasive problem among RNs.
ASCO 2016: Strategies to Reduce Overuse of Aggressive Care at the End of Life
Carole McCue  
6/22/2016   126 comments
Registered nurse Carole McCue stresses the need for better education when it comes to palliative care.
We Can’t Disregard Male Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
8/18/2016   56 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole asks how many male breast cancer patients you see and what is their typical outcome.
Getting Personal
Cathy Cole  
8/2/2016   54 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know if you've ever experienced a close relationship with a patient.
Adding Music Therapy to Cancer Treatment Can Improve Quality of Life
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
8/31/2016   49 comments
Music therapy should also be considered part of the treatment regimen explains health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/3/2013   41 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the results from our most recent nursing compensation and satisfaction survey.
Transfusion Turmoil for an Australian Teen
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/19/2013   39 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks whether a Jehovah's Witness teen should have been forced to receive a transfusion.
Clinical Trials Need Patients, But Patients Need to Know About Them
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/4/2016   39 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning highlights the need for better education and accessibility to cancer clinical trials.
Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Less Productive?
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/23/2013   34 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the workplace issues surrounding sleep deprivation.
School: Is It Worth It?
Nicole Haines  
3/1/2012   34 comments
Nicole Haines ponders whether returning to school for an advanced degree really makes a difference in patient care.
Working While Caregiving
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/27/2017   33 comments
The tsunami of stress and added demands often evolves with little warning and can tax the most resilient of caregivers.
Lance Armstrong: Cancer Savior or Doping Devil?
Stephanie Wiseman  
10/18/2012   32 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses Lance Armstrong's decision to leave as the chairman of Livestrong in the wake of evidence he doped during his professional cycling career.
Nurse Liability Insurance: Friend or Foe
Julianna Paradisi  
7/15/2013   31 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares her concern over the need for additional nursing liability insurance.
Passing the AOCNP Exam – I Can Finally Breathe Again
Monica Key  
5/29/2013   31 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares her experiences along the way as she receives her most recent certification.
Study Time Is Never Over... or Is It?
Monica Key  
1/10/2013   30 comments
Monica Key discusses the pros and cons of advancing her career in oncology nursing.
Staffing & Education Affecting Patient Mortality Rates
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/6/2014   29 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the impact that nurse staffing and education may have on patient outcomes.
Finding Time to Learn
Nicole Haines  
2/26/2013   28 comments
Nicole Haines would like to stay on top of the latest oncology nursing research, but she struggles to find the time.
Mandating the Flu Shot
Rachel Odo  
9/18/2013   28 comments
Rachel Odo asks if the flu vaccine is an ethical obligation, or if mandating it is an invasion of privacy.
Lymphoma Patients Wishing for a Sea of Lime Green
Katherine Mitchell  
10/25/2013   27 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell shares her patient's frustration over excessive breast cancer awareness.
Tokin’ in the Infusion Lounger: The Medical Marijuana Dilemma
Julianna Paradisi  
3/25/2013   27 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the dilemma associated with working in a state where marijuana is legal.
Nurse Sick Calls
Julianna Paradisi  
2/11/2013   27 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains how compassionate care is a two-way street.
Ohio Lawmakers Implementing an Oral Parity Law
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/13/2014   27 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares some good news regarding oral parity in the state of Ohio.
Financial Hardship on Cancer Survivors: The Burden of Stress Continues
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/26/2016   27 comments
Oncology nurse specialist Deborah Boyle explains that financial hardship among cancer patients is a toxicity that still needs addressed.
The Break Room: Are You Afraid of Bug Bites?
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/25/2013   27 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi wants to know if you are brave enough for bug bites.
Medical Care: Privilege or Human Right?
Rachel Odo  
12/14/2012   27 comments
Rachel Odo shares her thoughts on who should get access to healthcare and who shouldn't.
Mourning the Death of Patients
Katherine Mitchell  
3/8/2013   26 comments
Nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell wonders whether she is experiencing compassion fatigue or learning how to cope better with patient death.
The Break Room: Espresso & Guns – Rethinking the Doubleshot
Michelle Bragazzi  
8/1/2013   26 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks if you would feel safe in a family establishment that allows loaded weapons.
How to Give Good Phone
Julianna Paradisi  
6/24/2013   26 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares the basics of effective phone communication for oncology staff, which is essential for good patient care.
Teen Sick Lit: Is It Bad for Kids?
Julianna Paradisi  
1/22/2013   26 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks if exposing children to storybooks of childhood cancer can be harmful to our kids.
Massage Therapy for the Cancer Patient: Harmful or Helpful?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/2/2012   26 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the different types of massage available and asks whether massage should be a regular part of cancer treatment.
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Stephanie Wiseman  
1/4/2013   26 comments
Community Editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses her positive experiences here on TheONC.
Confessions of a 'Fat' Girl
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/24/2012   26 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares her personal frustration with obesity, processed foods, and the FDA approving two diet drugs in the span of six weeks.
July Is UV Safety Month: Do You Know Where Your Sunscreen Is?
Melissa Scott  
7/11/2013   26 comments
Melissa Scott explains the proper use of sunscreen during the summer months and all year long.
Cancer-Fighting Food in Season: Sweet Potatoes
Laura Newton  
10/29/2013   25 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton explains the health benefits of a fall super food favorite -- sweet potatoes.
The Break Room: Green Photo Contest -- It's Time to Cast Your Vote
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/15/2013   25 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks you to cast your vote for in our Show Us Your Green photo contest.
Coincidence or Concern?
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/27/2013   25 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares her moments of paranoia prior to breast cancer screening.
Social Media in Oncology: Collecting Likes & Crowdfunding
Julianna Paradisi  
4/1/2013   25 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks if social media has an impact on cancer care?
Interpreting Cairns: Advanced Directives & DNRs
Julianna Paradisi  
4/29/2013   25 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the ongoing confusion often associated with patient DNR status and advanced directives.
Diagnosis: WPG (Working Parent Guilt)
Joni Watson  
1/2/2013   25 comments
Joni Watson offers some strategies to help combat a familiar diagnosis among working parents: guilt.
Self-Medicating in the Healthcare Professions
Rachel Odo  
3/26/2013   25 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the risk of addictive behaviors among healthcare professionals, especially those treating patients with life-threatening illnesses.
Nurse, Interrupted
Julianna Paradisi  
5/28/2013   24 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks what safety measures you have in place to help prevent interruption and errors.
Sick Call Anxiety
Julianna Paradisi  
1/27/2014   24 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi shares her feelings of anxiety when debating on working while ill.
Cigarettes Go High-Tech
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/16/2012   24 comments
Our community editor ponders the safety of electronic cigarettes.
2012 Compensation Survey: The Results Are In
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/4/2012   24 comments
Our community editor reveals some of the unique data from the 2012 Nursing Compensation Survey we ran.
The Anti-Cancer Effects of Spinach
Sharlene Bidini  
10/24/2013   24 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, and a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, shows us a healthy, tasty way to experience the benefits of eating spinach.
A Recipe Makeover for Taco Tuesday
Sharlene Bidini  
1/14/2014   24 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, shows us how we can make a healthy taco salad without all the added calories from fat.
The Performance Triad of Health
AnnMarie Walton  
2/26/2014   24 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares a recent experience that focused on reducing illness and increasing overall health.
The Cost of Extending Lives
Dianna Ellison  
10/29/2013   23 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Dianna Ellison discusses the controversy surrounding new cancer therapies and cost.
Happy Anniversary to TheONC
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/31/2013   23 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks you to help celebrate the first anniversary of TheONC.
Getting a STAR Education
Nicole Haines  
2/5/2013   23 comments
Nicole Haines explains the need for receiving the proper survivorship education in her role as a nurse navigator.
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Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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