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Content posted in March 2013
Easter Eggs: The Hunt for a Non-Toxic Dye
Lori Smith  
3/29/2013   10 comments
Lori Smith discusses a more natural, non-toxic approach to coloring Easter eggs this year.
Healthy Caregiving Tips for Oncology Nurses
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/29/2013   8 comments
Debi Boyle shares some practical tips on how caregivers can maintain a daily routine of self-care for themselves and for their patients.
What Is a Person to Do?
Dianna Ellison  
3/28/2013   11 comments
Dianna Ellison asks your advice on unique interventions to help patients remain compliant.
Using Intuition in Oncology
Monica Key  
3/28/2013   14 comments
Monica Key explains the importance of intuition within oncology care.
Camp Kesem: College Students Helping Children of Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/27/2013   17 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares information about a getaway camp for children whose parents have cancer.
Jack of All Trades – Master of None
Sharlene Bidini  
3/27/2013   9 comments
Nutrition specialist Sharlene Bidini shares her experience of transitioning from a diverse patient population to radiation oncology.
Pink Ribbon Partners
Cathy Cole  
3/27/2013   4 comments
Cathy Cole shares with us the process and benefit of adopting volunteers into their newly accredited breast cancer program.
Creative Ways to Advocate for Our Patients
Carole McCue  
3/26/2013   11 comments
Carole McCue shares a few tips on how we can become strong advocates for our cancer patients.
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.
The Latest Acronym Threat: CRE
Melissa Scott  
3/25/2013   13 comments
Melissa Scott discusses another resistant bacteria that could potentially be fatal for the immunocompromised cancer patient.
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.
Technology: How Will It Affect Oncology Care?
Dishon Kamwesa  
3/22/2013   21 comments
Dishon Kamwesa is concerned that the advances in medical technology may have an affect on patient communication.
Stress Reduction for Oncology Nurses at the End of Life: Enhancing Communication Skills
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/22/2013   12 comments
Debi Boyle explains ways in which nurses can properly convey information regarding hospice care so patients may benefit early on.
Michigan Pushing to Mandate Staff Ratios – Is Your State Next?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/21/2013   19 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a proposed bill that would mandate staffing ratios for nurses.
All the Write Moves: Caring for Clinicians While Improving the Work Environment
Joni Watson  
3/21/2013   18 comments
Joni Watson shares some tips on how to boost morale among employees.
Disenfranchised Grief
Maggie Hughes  
3/21/2013   17 comments
Maggie Hughes asks if you escape or restore when it comes to dealing with cancer patient death.
UV Protection & the Cancer Patient
Katherine Mitchell  
3/20/2013   13 comments
Katie Mitchell shares some tips on how we can educate our cancer patients on being safe in the sun as the warm weather season approaches.
Today Is Kick Butts Day – Are You Ready?
Lori Smith  
3/20/2013   9 comments
Lori Smith asks us to kick butt today to help raise awareness about the use of tobacco products.
Does Your State Have an Oral Chemotherapy Parity Law?
Carole McCue  
3/19/2013   18 comments
Carole McCue explains that oral anti-cancer treatment medications should receive the same coverage as intravenous.
Juicing for Health
Laura Newton  
3/19/2013   20 comments
Laura Newton discusses the pros and cons of cancer patients juicing for nutrition.
Francine’s Story: A Secondary AML Diagnosis
Rachel Odo  
3/18/2013   12 comments
Rachel Odo shares the story of a young woman who made the brave decision to fight breast cancer, regardless of the consequences.
Bringing Art Into the Oncology Setting
Julianna Paradisi  
3/18/2013   12 comments
Julianna Paradisi offers advice for displaying art within the oncology clinical settings.
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.
Making the Decision to Let Go
Tami Borneman  
3/15/2013   7 comments
Tami Borneman explains the point at which cancer patients decide to let go.
Lost in the Translational
Michael Kaufman  
3/15/2013   10 comments
Michael Kaufman shares with us the not-so-difficult concept of understanding translational research and its benefits for the clinical setting.
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Rebecca Crane-Okada  
3/14/2013   15 comments
Rebecca Crane-Okada explains the difficulties associated with discussing a typical workday from an oncology nurse perspective to friends and family members.
Cha-Ching: Nursing, Time & Money
Joni Watson  
3/14/2013   17 comments
Nurse manager Joni Watson explains that staff, patients, and medical centers benefit most when employees do what they were trained to do.
The Cancer Management Handbook App: An Essential Resource for Cancer-Care Clinicians
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/13/2013   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the latest App available from the Cancer Network.
Helping Our Oncology Patients With Supportive Care
Maggie Hughes  
3/13/2013   22 comments
Oncology social work specialist Maggie Hughes explains the importance of sharing support group information with our cancer patients.
Fecal Transplantation
AnnMarie Walton  
3/13/2013   22 comments
AnnMarie Walton discusses an unconventional treatment for the management of C-diff.
What It Takes to Develop an Accredited Breast Cancer Program
Cathy Cole  
3/12/2013   4 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole explains the process of developing an accredited breast cancer program.
When Diagnostic Imaging Reveals More Than Disease
Monica Key  
3/12/2013   9 comments
Monica Key explains the importance of diagnostic imaging in ruling out a cancer diagnosis, among other things.
End of Life Transitions
Linda M. Gorman  
3/11/2013   10 comments
Linda Gorman expresses her concern over multiple patient transitions at the end of life.
He's Not the Doctor. That's Your Nurse
Julianna Paradisi  
3/11/2013   18 comments
Julianna Paradisi talks about the bias that exists among the male nurse population.
Survivorship Care Planning: Just Do It
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/8/2013   10 comments
Debi Boyle stresses the need for the implementation of survivorship care plans.
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.
Improving Work Environments to Reduce Patient Readmissions
Carole McCue  
3/7/2013   5 comments
Carole McCue explains the risk of patient readmission due to having a less than adequate nursing environment.
Extreme Caregiving
Rachel Odo  
3/7/2013   13 comments
Social work specialist Rachel Odo shares a story of violence related to one patient's brain cancer diagnosis.
It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Have You Taken Your Butt to the Doctor Lately?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/6/2013   18 comments
In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, community editor Michelle Bragazzi encourages us to be diligent with our own cancer screening.
A Beer a Day May Not Keep the Cancer Away
Lori Smith  
3/6/2013   13 comments
Lori Smith tells us there may be more in that beer than malt, hops, and yeast.
Management of Chronic Cancer Pain: Reappraising the Issue
Anne Booms  
3/6/2013   14 comments
Nurse practitioner Anne Booms asks us to take a closer look at the management of chronic cancer pain.
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Sharing Nursing Stories
Joni Watson  
3/5/2013   11 comments
Joni Watson explains the importance of storytelling within the nursing profession.
Where's the Love for the Bedside Nurse?
Nicole Haines  
3/5/2013   16 comments
Nicole Haines verbalizes her concern on the future of bedside nurses advancing their education.
Scarlet Lake: A Ballet of Iron Overload
Julianna Paradisi  
3/4/2013   16 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the treatment associated with those patients diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome.
The Silence of God
Tami Borneman  
3/4/2013   22 comments
Tami Borneman explains how patients and families of strong faith feel when their God appears to be ambiguous when needed the most.
The Break Room: Photo Contest – Show Us Your Green!
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/1/2013   2 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi wants you to show us your green!
Weight Loss Tips 'Flipped' for the Cancer Patient
Laura Newton  
3/1/2013   5 comments
Nutrition specialist Laura Newton explains that reversing weight loss tips may be help the cancer patient with nutrition intake.
Some Disturbing News About Smoking Mortality
Michael Kaufman  
3/1/2013   13 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses the increasing risk of lung cancer death among female smokers.

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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