October 2017 Vol 8, No 10
A panel of experts has developed a preliminary set of the first Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guidelines for the management of cancer-related fatigue. These guidelines were based on extensive literature reviews and meetings among panel members.
The World Health Organization describes the impact of cancer-related disability on activities of daily living and function according to patent-reported outcomes and QOL measures, and identifies unmet needs for people with impairments due to cancer.
Pregnancy planning and fertility preservation are important considerations in younger women who are cancer survivors.
Psycho-Oncological Education to Reduce Psychological Distress Levels in Patients with Solid Tumor Cancers: A Quality Improvement Project
The authors implemented a nurse-driven psycho-oncological educational session to determine if it would decrease psychosocial distress levels among patients with solid tumor cancers who have received and completed chemotherapy with curative intent.
The Independent Specialty Medical Advocate Model of Patient Navigation and Intermediate Health Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Sharon M. Bigelow, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Ewan K. Cobran, PhD, Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, Yesenia Merino, MPH, Beth Roach, MSA
The authors present findings from their study aiming to examine the associations between the Independent Specialty Medical Advocate model of patient navigation and intermediate patient health outcomes in newly diagnosed patients.
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