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Content posted in July 2013
Providing End-Stage Cancer Care for Our Diverse Population
Anne Booms  
7/31/2013   14 comments
Anne Booms discusses the importance of tailored end-of-life care plans for those cancer patients from unique cultural backgrounds.
Racing for Dollars
Dianna Ellison  
7/31/2013   9 comments
Nurse navigator Dianna Ellison explains the many benefits of participating in a fundraiser event such as Race for the Cure.
The Red-Light-Green-Light Compassion Fatigue Compass
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/30/2013   10 comments
Debi Boyle shares a few workbook tools that can help to assess your risk factors for compassion fatigue.
The Silent & Seemingly Unknown Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
7/30/2013   13 comments
Cathy Cole discusses one type of breast cancer that is often misdiagnosed as an infection.
The Social Model of Hospice Care
Linda M. Gorman  
7/29/2013   19 comments
Linda Gorman explains the growing movement towards going back to the basics of end-of-life care.
Night Shift May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Dishon Kamwesa  
7/29/2013   20 comments
Dishon Kamwesa explains that long-term night shift work may be increasing your cancer risk.
Safety Tips for Traveling During Chemotherapy Treatment
Carole McCue  
7/26/2013   16 comments
Carole McCue provides a few strategies for safe traveling during cancer treatment.
‘Real World’ Study Highlights Ongoing Challenges for Chemoprevention
Michael Kaufman  
7/26/2013   7 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses a recent guideline update for women who are at an increased risk for breast cancer.
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.
Shut Your Mouth: The Best Times to Zip Your Lips at Work
Joni Watson  
7/25/2013   21 comments
Nurse manager Joni Watson provides a few tips on when we should speak up or zip it up.
Infused Water
Laura Newton  
7/25/2013   21 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton shares some tips on how patients may be enticed to drink more water.
Pediatric Cancer Patients Getting a Dose of Reality
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/24/2013   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains how an innovative environment can help children cope better with cancer treatment.
Caregiver Worktapes
Maggie Hughes  
7/24/2013   18 comments
Maggie Hughes discusses the issue of workaholism when caring for cancer patients and the dying.
Bloodless Treatment Options for Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Teresa Brown  
7/24/2013   11 comments
Teresa Brown explains a transplant treatment option available for those patients unable to receive blood transfusions.
What's Lurking in Your Fruit Bowl?
Sharlene Bidini  
7/23/2013   12 comments
Nutrition specialist Sharlene Bidini talks about the toxic risks associated with eating apricot seeds.
FDA Approves 2 New Targeted Therapies for Melanoma
Monica Key  
7/23/2013   13 comments
Monica Key shares information on two new melanoma drugs that will be available for patients diagnosed with melanoma.
Surf’s Up at B4BC
Julianna Paradisi  
7/22/2013   8 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares the mission of one organization that boards for breast cancer.
Studying Human Factors May Help to Reduce Errors
Katherine Trip  
7/22/2013   9 comments
Katherine Trip explains her most recent collaboration and how it may help to reduce nursing errors in the future.
Webinar: Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/19/2013   11 comments
Clinical nurse specialist Debi Boyle discusses ways in which oncology nurses can prevent and cope with compassion fatigue.
Helping Our Patients Follow Instructions
Carole McCue  
7/19/2013   10 comments
Carole McCue shares a few tips on how we can help improve health literacy among our cancer patients.
Rachel Odo  
7/19/2013   14 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the process of forgiveness among cancer patients.
Thriving After Cancer: An Oxymoron?
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/18/2013   10 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the idea of helping cancer patients thrive after cancer, rather than just living through it.
Check Their Skin!
Monica Key  
7/18/2013   11 comments
Nurse practitioner Monica Key encourages nurses to perform thorough skin examinations on new and existing cancer patients.
Talking End of Life to a Homeless Cancer Patient
Anne Booms  
7/17/2013   6 comments
Anne Booms asks your experience and plan of care for treating cancer patients who happen to be homeless.
Sexuality & the Cancer Patient
Katherine Mitchell  
7/17/2013   8 comments
Nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell stresses the need for oncology professionals to help minimize the fear of discussing sexual dysfunction with their cancer patients.
The Impact of DSM-5 on Oncology
Maggie Hughes  
7/16/2013   13 comments
Maggie Hughes wants to know if you feel the recently released DSM-5 will have an impact of the cancer patient population.
No Chemo, No Way
Cathy Cole  
7/16/2013   12 comments
Cathy Cole discusses the difficulty in supporting patient treatment decisions, even if we feel differently.
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.
Getting to Know You: Patient Personalization Posters
Joni Watson  
7/15/2013   12 comments
Joni Watson shares an initiative that the team of nurses at UCLA have taken to make patient care more personalized.
Reducing Diagnostic Errors by Being in the Know
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/12/2013   20 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that the use of an additional diagnostic tool may help to reduce laboratory error and misdiagnosis.
What Makes People Happy?
Carole McCue  
7/12/2013   11 comments
Carole McCue explains the idea behind positive psychology and how this may help oncology nurses and patients alike.
Relating Nursing Leadership to the Chorus Line
AnnMarie Walton  
7/12/2013   10 comments
AnnMarie Walton relates her years as a dancer to her role as a nurse manager.
The Break Room: Goodwill or Bad Intentions?
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/11/2013   19 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks if we should place less value on those employees with disabilities when compared to others.
Psycho-Oncology Collaborative Research Conference in Australia: A Global Concern
Anne Booms  
7/11/2013   5 comments
Anne Booms shares some information from a recent psycho-oncology conference she attended in Melbourne, Australia.
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.
Tumor Boards: A Collaboration Among Oncology Team Members
Monica Key  
7/10/2013   18 comments
Monica Key asks what your experience is with tumor boards and if you find them to be beneficial.
Nelson Mandela: Still Teaching Us
Linda M. Gorman  
7/10/2013   10 comments
Linda Gorman discusses the current situation with Nelson Mandela and stresses the importance of end-of-life decisions.
The Importance of Rehabilitation For Cancer Survivors
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/9/2013   12 comments
Debi Boyle explains that rehabilitation care is often forgotten when it comes to providing complete cancer care for patients.
Tiny Bubbles: Vascular Air Embolism
Julianna Paradisi  
7/9/2013   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares some tips on how to prevent and treat an intravenous air embolism.
The Supreme Court's Decision on Gene Patenting: A Personal Victory
Teresa Brown  
7/8/2013   5 comments
Teresa Brown discusses the Supreme Court's recent ruling on gene patenting and how this affected her personally.
Understanding Anger
Rachel Odo  
7/8/2013   7 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the emotion of anger and how we can deal with this natural, adaptive response when it does occur.
Underlying Problems of Drug Shortages Remain to Be Addressed
Michael Kaufman  
7/3/2013   18 comments
Michael Kaufman shares some recent news from ASCO regarding drug shortages and the impact they have on patient care.
Confessions of an Oncology Nurse: Hiding the FOBT Card
Joni Watson  
7/3/2013   13 comments
Joni Watson explains why she now has a better understanding of the barriers to cancer screening and prevention.
Ethical Challenges Facing Oncology Nurses
Linda M. Gorman  
7/2/2013   8 comments
Linda Gorman has some suggestions on how oncology nurses can effectively cope with the ethics of oncology care.
The Risk of Walking in Everyone Else's Shoes
Nicole Haines  
7/2/2013   14 comments
Nurse navigator Nicole Haines stresses the importance of helping patients to help themselves.
Offering Patients a Proper Hand
Julianna Paradisi  
7/1/2013   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains to us how to offer patients a hand without being harmful.
Assessing the Overall Impact of the HPV Vaccine
Sharlene Bidini  
7/1/2013   14 comments
Sharlene Bidini takes a closer look at the recent study regarding the overall effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

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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