Rebecca Crane-Okada, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN 6/18/2013 8
I recently finished reading, amidst various other books I have going, Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle (I recommend listening to Father Boyle read his book on CD). 1 ...
Peer-Matching Programs for Cancer Patients
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 6/7/2013 9
Forty-five-year-old Andrew was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. He is angry, scared, anxious, and embarrassed. He doesn't want to open up to his spouse as he fears ...
Deborah A. Boyle
The Cancer Survivorship Marathon
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 6/6/2013 7
While the emotional wear and tear of surviving adult cancer has been described in personal narratives and beginning research, an understanding of what transpires over the extended ...
The Right Answer Lets You Sleep at Night
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 6/3/2013 14
The hullabaloo caused by Angelina Jolie's disclosure that she underwent prophylactic, bilateral mastectomies to avoid breast cancer is dying down, although her picture, smiling in ...
Celebrating Life on National Cancer Survivors Day
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 5/31/2013 12
Sunday, June 2 is National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) and whether you are a survivor, family member, healthcare provider, or all of the above, take this day to rejoice in how far ...
Relieving Patients & Families of Financial Distress
Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN 5/14/2013 14
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 ...