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Content posted in March 2014
Nurses Seek Health & Safety Evidence for Keystone XL Pipeline
Michael Kaufman  
3/31/2014   7 comments
Michael Kaufman shares some concerning information over the Keystone XL Pipeline adversely affecting the American people.
Why We Struggle With Shame
Katherine Leverence  
3/28/2014   16 comments
Katherine Leverence explains how shame is oftentimes associated with underlying trauma and emotions.
Hospice Up Close & Personal
Dianna Ellison  
3/27/2014   11 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Dianna Ellison shares a personal perspective on hospice care.
Passion & Leadership
AnnMarie Walton  
3/26/2014   16 comments
AnnMarie Walton wants to know what your professional passions are.
Affordable Accommodations for Cancer Patients
Maggie Hughes  
3/26/2014   15 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes explains a recent partnership that will allow out-of-town patients to have affordable accommodations while undergoing cancer treatment.
When Bleo Takes Our Breath Away
Monica Key  
3/25/2014   14 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains an unfortunate side effect related to bleomycin toxicity.
Assessing Quality of Life: A Key Role for Oncology Nurses
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/24/2014   12 comments
Deborah Boyle discusses the effectiveness of using a QOL assessment tool to minimize patient distress.
Developing a Systematic Approach to Medical Record Reviews
Julianna Paradisi  
3/24/2014   10 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi explains the path to safe, organized care for new oncology nurses.
The Fine Line Between Empathy & Sympathy
Linda M. Gorman  
3/21/2014   18 comments
Linda Gorman discusses the importance of providing empathy for our patients while understanding our boundaries.
Improving Accessibility With Community Health Fairs
Dishon Kamwesa  
3/21/2014   10 comments
Oncology nurse Dishon Kamwesa talks about his experience and the benefits associated with community health fairs.
Subtle Obstacles for Cancer Patients Under the ACA
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/20/2014   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains some of the concerns for those cancer patients receiving insurance coverage under the ACA.
Medication or Murder?
Nicole Haines  
3/20/2014   19 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines shares her concerns about improper medical management for patients nearing the end of life.
So, You Made a Call to My Patient
Cathy Cole  
3/20/2014   18 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Cathy Cole wants to know how you deal with an enraged colleague while continuing with your daily job tasks.
Zentangle: For Patients & Nurses &...
Kerry Anne McGinn  
3/19/2014   14 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn explains that meditative drawing may be another way for patients and caregivers to de-stress.
Are You Familiar With Sprouted Grains?
Laura Newton  
3/19/2014   11 comments
Oncology nutritionist Laura Newton explains that, while sprouted grains may be healthy, there are some precautions to take before consuming them.
An Update on Chemoradiation-Induced Oral Mucositis
Katherine Mitchell  
3/18/2014   13 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell provides us with an update on the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis.
March Is Myeloma Awareness Month
Beth Faiman  
3/18/2014   10 comments
Beth Faiman wants to know if your cancer center is taking part in any special events for Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.
Got Camel's Milk?
Sharlene Bidini  
3/17/2014   21 comments
Oncology nutritionist Sharlene Bidini explains the potential benefits associated with drinking camel's milk.
Taking Safety of Healthcare Workers to the Top of the Hill
AnnMarie Walton  
3/17/2014   22 comments
AnnMarie Walton shows us the importance of getting involved with our local legislators, all in an effort to help protect healthcare workers.
Patients Reclaim Moments That Cancer Tried to Steal
Joni Watson  
3/14/2014   12 comments
Joni Watson shares a few heartfelt stories about cancer patients making the most out of every moment.
Tumor-Associated Macrophages Targeted in Pancreatic Cancer
Michael Kaufman  
3/14/2014   6 comments
Michael Kaufman shares an interesting finding regarding chemotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer.
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.
Patient Care in a Construction Zone
Sharon R. Vining  
3/13/2014   11 comments
Sharon Vining discusses the need for effective communication when treating patients while construction projects are taking place.
Critical Thinking & the Oncology Nurse
Carole McCue  
3/13/2014   3 comments
Carole McCue shows us some examples of the importance of critical thinking in oncology nursing care.
When Morcellation Increases Mortality
Monica Key  
3/12/2014   15 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner shares some startling news regarding a surgical procedure known as morcellation.
Breast Tomosynthesis Improves Screening Results
Cathy Cole  
3/12/2014   7 comments
Cathy Cole explains that 3-D breast imaging may help to increase breast cancer detection rates when compared to standard digital mammography alone.
The Long Road to Heal for Sibling Grievers
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/11/2014   11 comments
Deborah Boyle offers a reminder to offer ongoing support for grieving sibling survivors of cancer patients.
Only One Chance to Get It Right
Linda M. Gorman  
3/11/2014   3 comments
Linda Gorman explains that timing is everything when it comes to treating patients nearing the end of life.
Symptoms Don't Define the Gravity of an Illness
Julianna Paradisi  
3/10/2014   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains that an outward appearance doesn't necessarily explain the severity of an illness.
Dietary Supplements for Disease Prevention: Do They Work?
Sharlene Bidini  
3/10/2014   10 comments
Oncology nutritionist Sharlene Bidini wants to know if you find vitamin supplementation to be beneficial.
Minimizing Stress at the End of Life
Anne Booms  
3/7/2014   3 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms discusses the importance of picking up on verbal cues in order to deliver thorough cancer care.
Getting Through Treatment
Kerry Anne McGinn  
3/7/2014   11 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn shares some of her favorite tips on how to get through chemotherapy treatment.
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.
Granting One Last Wish
Sharon R. Vining  
3/6/2014   11 comments
Sharon Vining helped to grant that one last wish for her patient dying of metastatic lung cancer.
Seeing Cancer in a Different Light
Dishon Kamwesa  
3/6/2014   7 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares information about a new surgical tool that may help to improve patient outcomes.
Cherishing Our Professional Relationships
Rachel Odo  
3/5/2014   7 comments
Oncology social worker Rachel Odo discusses the importance of workplace cohesiveness.
The Invisible Workforce
Monica Key  
3/5/2014   8 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains that caregivers of cancer patients require frequent assessment and intervention as well.
Who Will Advocate for Our Patients?
Carole McCue  
3/4/2014   9 comments
Carole McCue expresses concern over the fact that financially driven healthcare can jeopardize patient safety.
Ascending the Learning Curve
Joni Watson  
3/4/2014   4 comments
Joni Watson talks about her recent learning climb as a new medical oncology director.
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Hope?
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/3/2014   10 comments
Deborah Boyle explains that inappropriate hope can lead to a poor outcome for cancer patients.
Entrenchment: The Obstacle to Evidence-Based Practice
Julianna Paradisi  
3/3/2014   10 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi says that while evidenced-based practice is necessary, change will not take place overnight.

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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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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