Relieving Patients & Families of Financial Distress
Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN 5/14/2013 12
Financial distress can often be just as paralyzing or even more distressing than an actual cancer diagnosis -- we see this often.
Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Care
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 5/8/2013 11
Bring together a group of oncology professionals, and almost inevitably, talk will turn to the stress and distress of doing this work that we have chosen. The hours, the intensity, ...
A Cancer Victory Garden for the Body & Soul
Laura Newton, MA, RD 5/1/2013 7
Spring has finally spring! Does anyone plant a garden? A neighbor gave me some fresh, homegrown lettuce and parsley this weekend and it is amazing how much better it tastes knowing ...
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 4/23/2013 11
Parallel process is a term that emerged from within the psychoanalytic tradition in reference to the experience of mirrored emotional response and reaction between therapist and ...
Lessons From the Bamboo Forest
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 4/10/2013 9
We've been talking recently about resilience in some of the support groups I lead. In one group, I shared a Japanese proverb (there are versions of it in cultures throughout Asia): ...
Anti-Depressant Drug Showing Promise for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/3/2013 17
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a side effect oncology professionals see all too often among cancer patients who receive neurotoxic chemotherapy drugs. While ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Healthy Caregiving Tips for Oncology Nurses
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 3/29/2013 8
Compassion Satisfaction: 50 Steps to Healthy Caregiving, a book by Patricia Smith, delineates the author's thoughts on energizing ways for caregivers (both lay and professional) to ...