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Content posted in February 2013
CAM & the Cancer Patient
Katherine Mitchell  
2/28/2013   12 comments
Katie Mitchell explains how cancer patients may benefit from acupuncture treatment.
The Gift
Linda M. Gorman  
2/28/2013   12 comments
Linda Gorman shares the story of a former nurse who teaches nursing students the personal side of end-of-life care.
Coincidence or Concern?
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/27/2013   25 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares her moments of paranoia prior to breast cancer screening.
Mentoring Within the Nursing Profession: See One, Do One, Teach One
Joni Watson  
2/27/2013   20 comments
Nurse manager Joni Watson detests the idea of workplace bullying for new graduate nurses and encourages mentoring.
Suicidal Thoughts in Patients & Caregivers
Rachel Odo  
2/27/2013   15 comments
Social Work specialist Rachel Odo discusses suicidal feelings in cancer patients and their caregivers.
Emergency Department Overcrowding May Affect Patient Outcomes
Carole McCue  
2/26/2013   19 comments
Carole McCue shares some tips on how nurses can help to prevent overcrowding issues in the ED.
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.
Avoiding Medication Errors
Julianna Paradisi  
2/25/2013   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares a few strategies to help prevent future medication errors.
Read It & Weep
Katherine Trip  
2/25/2013   15 comments
Katherine Trip shares her increasing frustration with the complexity of clinical trial consent forms.
The 6 Rights to Patient Safety
Caroline Smithson  
2/22/2013   10 comments
New graduate nurse Caroline Smithson asks: What do you do if you make a medication error?
Metallic Meals
Sharlene Bidini  
2/22/2013   11 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini shares some tips on how cancer patients can obtain sufficient nutrition when experiencing altered taste and smell.
Caveats for Pain Management in Older Adults With Cancer
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/21/2013   7 comments
Debi Boyle stresses the importance of proper pain management in the older adult with cancer.
Canine Companionship During the Cancer Journey
Debi Habyan Geotis  
2/21/2013   20 comments
Deb Geotis shares her experience with pet therapy dogs from a recent business trip.
The Uncertainty in Lung Cancer
Tami Borneman  
2/20/2013   13 comments
Tami Borneman shares her experience as a support group educator for those patients and their caregivers coping with lung cancer.
Supporting the Family Caregiver: Brain Cancer
Rachel Odo  
2/20/2013   13 comments
Rachel Odo shares the caregiver's perspective of the difficulties of caring for family members with brain cancer.
At The Post Office 2.0
Julianna Paradisi  
2/19/2013   18 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the difficulties associated with working in public service -- nurses included.
Nurses: Creating a Culture of Safety
Carole McCue  
2/19/2013   6 comments
Carole McCue discusses ways in which nurses can be proactive in providing safe care.
Study Finds Donating Smokers' Lungs for Transplant Safe for Recipients
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/19/2013   10 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares some surprising news regarding the transplant of smokers' lungs.
What Can You Do to Shoo the Flu?
Laura Newton  
2/15/2013   14 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton offers some tips on how we can ward off the flu this winter season.
New Clues to Breaking the Link Between Obesity & Cancer
Michael Kaufman  
2/15/2013   12 comments
Michael Kaufman explains a possible link between obesity and breast cancer.
She Said What?
Joni Watson  
2/14/2013   17 comments
Nurse manager Joni Watson discusses her zero tolerance policy on gossip in the workplace.
This Valentine's Day, Give the Gift of Prevention
Lori Smith  
2/14/2013   10 comments
Lori Smith shares a sweet way to eat our way towards cancer prevention.
Are Biopsies Always Necessary?
Monica Key  
2/13/2013   6 comments
Monica Key suggests that sometimes a biopsy is the only way to rule out vague symptomology.
The Role of the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Down Under
Anne Booms  
2/13/2013   8 comments
Anne Booms explains her role as an oncology nurse practitioner in Australia and asks how to measure the impact of her care.
Sharing the Nurse Manager Role
AnnMarie Walton  
2/12/2013   10 comments
AnnMarie Walton explains how her former role as a nurse manager was developed through need and innovation.
We Don't All Get a Miracle
Nicole Haines  
2/12/2013   13 comments
Nicole Haines stresses the importance of respecting family beliefs when it comes to end-of-life care.
Humbled to Offer Hope
Dishon Kamwesa  
2/11/2013   8 comments
Dishon Kamwesa explains the lasting impact of a nurse-patient conversation.
Nurse Sick Calls
Julianna Paradisi  
2/11/2013   27 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains how compassionate care is a two-way street.
Spreading the Word About World Cancer Day
Lori Smith  
2/8/2013   11 comments
Lori Smith discusses the importance of World Cancer Day and the goals set in place to help create more global awareness.
Kyprolis: A New Hope for Myeloma Patients
Katherine Mitchell  
2/8/2013   5 comments
Katie Mitchell shares the latest information on a recently FDA-approved drug for multiple myeloma.
The Associated Cancer Risk That May Develop Beyond Breast Cancer Treatment
Melissa Scott  
2/7/2013   11 comments
Melissa Scott explains the secondary cancer risk associated with breast cancer treatment.
Linda M. Gorman  
2/7/2013   8 comments
Linda Gorman talks about the act of forgiveness at the end of life.
The British 'Stiff Upper Lip' May Delay Cancer Diagnosis
Anne Landry  
2/6/2013   13 comments
Executive editor Anne Landry discusses concerns over the British delaying cancer screening and researchers hoping to create more awareness.
The Unexpected Cost of Cancer
Sharlene Bidini  
2/6/2013   17 comments
Sharlene Bidini explains how the lack of financial support can affect the nutritional status of head and neck cancer patients.
Creating a Center of Excellence, or Spinning Gold From Straw
Cathy Cole  
2/6/2013   4 comments
Cathy Cole, a breast cancer nurse navigator, discusses the importance of team collaboration when developing a new cancer program.
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.
Cultural Bridges to Care
Rachel Odo  
2/5/2013   13 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the importance of cultural awareness when it comes to treating cancer patients from diverse backgrounds.
Oncologists Have Hearts Like Nurses
Julianna Paradisi  
2/4/2013   19 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares her own experience on being a patient and a nurse.
Strategies to Increase Patient Safety With Better Communication
Carole McCue  
2/4/2013   8 comments
Carole McCue offers us some tips on how we can increase patient safety by enhancing communication skills among healthcare providers.
A Blood Drive Inspired by Hope
Michael Kaufman  
2/1/2013   9 comments
Michael Kaufman talks about the importance of blood donation and how each of us can help save a life.
A Day When We No Longer Use Coumadin
Katherine Mitchell  
2/1/2013   11 comments
Katie Mitchell discusses the ongoing difficulties associated with managing cancer patients on anticoagulant therapy.

Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

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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