March 2017 Vol 8, No 3

For patients with cancer, repeal of the ACA would be catastrophic. Health reform expanded health insurance coverage for 20 million Americans, the majority of whom had been uninsured for more than 3 years.
Progress has been made in lung cancer treatment, but as patients are living longer, addressing the toxicities of their systemic therapy is becoming increasingly paramount. In this field of patient management, oncology nurses play a vital role, according to Tanja Cufer, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist and Professor of Oncology at Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Senior Counselor at the University Clinic in Golnik, Slovenia.
Remote monitoring can improve quality of care and patient outcomes in the management of people with cancer, according to Roma Maguire, PhD, MSc, BN, RGN.
Preoperative thoracic surgery education increases patient satisfaction and decreases patient anxiety and readmission rates associated with postoperative complications, all while optimizing overall outcomes for thoracic surgery patients, according to Katherine O. Kuhns, CRNP, a nurse practitioner specialist in thoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
In the delivery of survivorship programs, oncology nurses have a duty to the person as whole, not just to their cancer.

In the fall of 2015, I received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as “a friend of someone in trouble.” That was an understatement. Both the trouble and the friendship turned out to be memorable.

The authors present a case addressing the importance of understanding issues facing cancer survivors in order to effective patient-centered survivorship care.
Ms. Bellomo discusses the essential role of navigators in ensuring that quality survivorship care begins at diagnosis and continues throughout the balance of a patient
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