October 2016 Vol 7, No 9
We are greatly looking forward to the Seventh Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) in Las Vegas.
This study was designed to identify changes in patient knowledge and anxiety levels following implementation of planned prechemotherapy education sessions.
Developing the First Global Breast Cancer Education Campaign: Findings on Patient Knowledge and Effective Communication Design
We ask, “How can nurse navigators better educate disparate populations about breast health and cancer screening at home and abroad?”
How Patient and Caregiver Informational and Psychosocial Needs Are Being Met in Practice: Results from a National Melanoma Survey
Cancer patients and caregivers often have significant psychosocial and informational needs. Many healthcare providers and navigators make referrals to educational and support resources, but how well are the concerns of those affected actually being met?
Identifying Gaps in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Knowledge and Their Communication Experiences with Healthcare Professionals
Communication gaps between HCPs and MBC patients must be addressed to improve the patient experience. Patients likely overestimate their knowledge about their breast cancer subtype.
Terra Dillard, RN, Alison Hammond, BS, Patricia Hegedus, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, Lyndsey McGrath, RPh, Christina Sloan, MSN, RN, OCN
Specific oral chemotherapy (defect-free) indicators include a documented plan for oral chemotherapy, education, and monitoring for toxicities. Data abstracted in 2014 demonstrated opportunity for improvement in all 3 categories. Our goal was to improve compliance with oral chemotherapy standards measured through QOPI.
Using the Power of Design to More Effectively Communicate with Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients, the
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients receive an overwhelming amount of information at the time of diagnosis, with most of the information transferred through oral conversations and abstract medical terminology that’s difficult for patients to understand.
Cancer patients choose multiple ways to afford their treatment, which may include making the decisions to not fill prescriptions, not take medications as prescribed, or change their lifestyle to choose groceries instead of treatment.
Social Support Is a Moderator in the Relationship Between Comorbidity Medication Adherence and Healthy Days for Patients with Metastatic Cancer
Mikele Bunce, PhD, MPH, Adrianne W. Casebeer, PhD, MPP, MS, Dana Drzayich, Antol, MS, Sari Hopson, PhD, MSPH, Raya Khoury, MPH, Todd Michael, PharmD, RPh, Aparna Parikh, MD, Alisha Stein, RN-BC, MSN, OCN, Stephen Stemkowski, PhD, MHA
Research suggests that medication adherence improves quality of life. This study explored the influence of social support (SS) on the relationship between comorbidity medication adherence (CMA) and health-related quality of life for patients with cancer.
The objective of this analysis was to investigate whether traveling long distances to a cancer treatment facility increased self-reported distress among veterans treated for head and neck cancer.