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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230580/the-patient-perspective-on-errors-in-cancer-care-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Mariko Carey, Allison W Boyes, Jamie Bryant, Heidi Turon, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Robert Sanson-Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore medical oncology outpatients' perceived experiences of errors in their cancer care. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. English-speaking medical oncology outpatients aged 18 years or older were recruited from 9 Australian cancer treatment centers. Participants completed 2 paper-and-pencil questionnaires: an initial survey on demographic, disease and treatment characteristics upon recruitment; and a second survey on their experiences of errors in cancer care 1 month later...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222088/gender-differences-in-bladder-cancer-treatment-decision-making
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Rachel A Pozzar, Donna L Berry
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore gender differences in bladder cancer treatment decision making.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Secondary qualitative analysis of interview transcripts.
. SETTING: One multidisciplinary genitourinary oncology clinic (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and two urology clinics (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in Boston, MA.
. PARTICIPANTS: As part of the original study, 45 men and 15 women with bladder cancer participated in individual interviews...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222084/african-american-women-s-recollected-experiences-of-adherence-to-breast-cancer-treatment
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Sue P Heiney, DeAnne K Hilfinger Messias, Tisha M Felder, Kenneth W Phelps, Jada C Quinn
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore African American women's recollected experiences of breast cancer treatment.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative description and narrative analysis.
. SETTING: South Carolina Oncology Associates, an outpatient oncology clinic serving rural and urban populations.
. PARTICIPANTS: 16 African American women with breast cancer previously enrolled in the control arm (n = 93) of a completed randomized, controlled trial...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222082/challenges-encountered-by-vietnamese-nurses-when-caring-for-patients-with-cancer
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Ly Thuy Nguyen, Lourdes Clemenceau Annoussamy, Virginia T LeBaron
Providing holistic care is acknowledged as central to providing quality care for patients with cancer, but providing competent nursing care consistent with these approaches remains a challenge for nurses in Vietnam. Obstacles for Vietnamese oncology nurses include their low status, the limited scope of nursing practice, work overload in a hierarchical system, and cultural beliefs that view death and dying as taboo. Additional research to support oncology nurses in Vietnam must acknowledge the merits of improving nursing education as an important strategy for enhancing nursing autonomy, quality of care, and outcomes for the increasing number of patients with cancer in low- and middle-income countries...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222081/oncology-nursing-perceptions-of-patient-electronic-portal-use-a-qualitative-analysis
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David E Gerber, Muhammad Shaalan Beg, Tobi Duncan, Mary Gill, Simon J Craddock Lee
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify nursing staff reactions to and perceptions of electronic portal use in a cancer setting.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative.
. SETTING: Outpatient clinic at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
. PARTICIPANTS: 13 nurses with a range of credentials and experience, representing infusion, medical oncology, and bone marrow transplantation clinics...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217727/assessment-of-parents-perception-of-quality-of-pediatric-oncology-inpatient-care-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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Eunice Mmbone Keiza, Margaret Njambi Chege, Blasio Osogo Omuga
OBJECTIVE: Adequate knowledge of parents' perception of quality of pediatric cancer care helps to identify the areas of care improvement which would contribute to disease outcome in regard to the quality of life and satisfaction with the care provided. The aim of the study was to assess the parents' perception of the quality of Pediatric Oncology Inpatient Care at Kenyatta National Hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive quantitative and qualitative study was undertaken using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire and a focused group discussion guide...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217726/caring-for-patients-with-advanced-breast-cancer-the-experiences-of-zambian-nurses
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Johanna Elizabeth Maree, Jennipher Kombe Mulonda
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the experiences of Zambian nurses caring for women with advanced breast cancer. METHODS: We used a qualitative descriptive design and purposive sampling. Seventeen in-depth interviews were conducted with registered nurses practicing in the Cancer Diseases Hospital and the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, and analyzed using thematic analyses. RESULTS: Two themes emerged from the data - caring for women with advanced breast cancer is challenging and the good outweighs the bad...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217725/understanding-the-challenges-of-providing-holistic-oncology-nursing-care-in-nigeria
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Chinomso Ugochukwu Nwozichi, Foluso Ojewole, Abimbola O Oluwatosin
This article describes the current state of cancer nursing and the various challenges that hinder the provision of effective nursing care to cancer patients in Nigeria. The major issue identified was the lack of specialized oncology nursing education which should actually form a basis for nurses to practice in the oncology setting. Other issues include poor facilities for oncology nursing care, lack of specific cancer centers resulting in the management of cancer patients in non-specialist wards. It is therefore recommended that solidified structure be put in place in order to establish and strengthen the nursing curriculum which has a strong potential for improving the knowledge and skills of nurses to care for people living with cancer in Nigeria...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217723/cancer-nurses-in-africa-finding-their-footing
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EDITORIAL
David Makumi
David Makumi is an award-winning cancer control leader. The US Oncology Nursing Society. (ONS) awarded him the prestigious Distinguished Award for contribution to cancer care in 2011. The following year, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care presented him with the Past President Award for his work in designing low-cost models of increasing access to breast cancer screening. David is the East Africa Regional Cancer Programs Manager for the Aga Khan University Hospital. He has been involved in cancer advocacy on policy and legislation for over 10 years...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213599/health-information-needs-source-preferences-and-engagement-behaviours-of-women-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-across-the-care-continuum-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
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Carol A Tucker, M Pilar Martin, Ray B Jones
INTRODUCTION: The health information needs, information source preferences and engagement behaviours of women with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) depend on personal characteristics such as education level, prior knowledge, clinical complications, comorbidities and where they are in the cancer journey. A thorough understanding of the information behaviours of women living with mBC is essential to the provision of optimal care. A preliminary literature review suggests that there is little research on this topic, but that there may be lessons from a slightly broader literature...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194581/the-impact-of-massed-and-spaced-out-curriculum-in-oncology-knowledge-acquisition
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Dario Cecilio-Fernandes, Wytze S Aalders, Jakob de Vries, René A Tio
Starting in 2009, cancer has been the leading cause of death in the Netherlands. Oncology is therefore an important part of the medical curriculum in undergraduate education. It is crucial that medical students know about cancer, since doctors will encounter many cases of oncology. We have compared the influence that teaching oncology has when spread over a 3-year curriculum versus concentrated in one semester. The participants comprised 525 medical students from one medical school with comprehensive integrated curricula...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186840/fertility-preservation-care-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-an-inquiry-to-quantify-professionals-barriers
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Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou, Frederik W van Delft, Juliet P Hale, Jane A Stewart
PURPOSE: There is a growing interest in fertility preservation as emerging research is highlighting the prevalence of infertility among young cancer survivors and its negative impact on quality of life. Previous qualitative research has identified barriers of fertility preservation care among professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of these barriers among pediatric and adolescent oncology healthcare professionals and evaluate factors that influence them. METHODS: Based on previously identified barriers and experts' input, a questionnaire was developed and sent to 88 professionals drawn from the multidisciplinary pediatric and adolescent oncology team of a large Principal Treatment Centre...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173885/cultural-influences-upon-advance-care-planning-in-a-family-centric-society
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Keson Tay, Rachel Jia Yu Lee, Shin Wei Sim, Sumytra Menon, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
OBJECTIVE: Advanced care plans (ACPs) are designed to convey the wishes of patients with regards to their care in the event of incapacity. There are a number of prerequisites for creation of an effective ACP. First, the patient must be aware of their condition, their prognosis, the likely trajectory of the illness, and the potential treatment options available to them. Second, patient input into ACP must be free of any coercive factors. Third, the patient must be able to remain involved in adapting their ACP as their condition evolves...
February 8, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173790/dcis-and-axillary-nodal-evaluation-compliance-with-national-guidelines
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Katrina B Mitchell, Heather Lin, Yu Shen, Alfred Colfry, Henry Kuerer, Simona F Shaitelman, Gildy V Babiera, Isabelle Bedrosian
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provide guidelines regarding axillary nodal evaluation in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but data regarding national compliance with these guidelines remains incomplete. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) analyzing all surgical approaches to axillary evaluation in patients with DCIS. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the multivariate relationship between patient demographics, clinical characteristics, and probability of axillary evaluation...
February 7, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170302/disparities-in-the-initial-local-treatment-of-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Traci J LeMasters, Suresh S Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Ami M Vyas
BACKGROUND: Although breast cancer is most prevalent among older women, the majority are diagnosed at an early stage. When diagnosed at an early stage, women have the option of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiation therapy (RT) or mastectomy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). Omission of RT when receiving BCS increases the risk for recurrence and poor survival. Yet, a small subset of older women may omit RT after BCS. This study examines the current patterns of local treatment for ESBC among older women...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156660/attitudes-of-radiation-oncologists-toward-palliative-and-supportive-care-in-the-united-states-report-on-national-membership-survey-by-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-astro
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James B Yu, Malcolm Mattes, Adrienne Thrasher, Hui-Kuo George Shu, Jennifer F De Los Santos, Harald Paganetti, Bridget F Koontz, Christopher Abraham, Tracy A Balboni
: 105 Background: Radiation oncologists are frequently involved in providing palliative and supportive care (PSC) for patients with advanced cancers through delivery of palliative radiation. Whether they are confident in their ability to assess and initiate treatments for pain, non-pain, and psychosocial distress is unknown. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed its practicing members in the United States on self-assessment of their primary PSC skills, and access to continuing medical education on PSC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156659/novel-tool-utilized-as-a-trigger-for-advance-care-planning-in-hospitalized-oncology-patients
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Sandhya Rao, Diane Sarnacki, Alexandra Dobie, Karla Damus, Gretchen Gignac
: 22 Background: Study Purpose: reduce inpatient oncology readmissions; determine if there is a need to standardize trigger for Advance Care Planning in the inpatient oncology population. METHODS: Investigational Quality Improvement Study January-June 2014. Retrospective chart review of oncology readmissions on the BMC Hematology and Oncology service during a 6 month period, January-June 2013 (N = 68). Data abstracted included: demographics (age, race/ethnicity, primary language, education, marital status, ECOG); type and stage of cancer; type of consults (palliative, spiritual, social services, integrative, PT/OT, hospice, visiting nurse)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156655/a-two-group-study-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-an-educational-handbook-in-the-care-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-hnc
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Areej El-Jawahri, Karen Quinn, Lisa Arcikowski, Gina Chan, Elene Viscosi, Carol Doherty, John Ross Clark, Jennifer S Temel, Lori J Wirth
: 228 Background: Patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy for HNC have a significant symptom burden, psychological distress, and educational needs. We evaluated the impact of an educational handbook integrated into oncology care on patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a two group, prospective, longitudinal study. Patients enrolled in group 1 received standard care as a control. Then, patients in group 2 received the intervention of a specialized handbook integrated into weekly visits with oncology clinicians during treatment...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156644/barriers-to-patients-understanding-of-prognosis-in-advanced-cancer
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Jason Palopoli, Mark Maddox, Adonas Woodard, Kristine Marie Ward, Maneesh Rajiv Jain, Pamela A Crilley, Dave Topolsky, John King, Sigmund Benham Khan, Maelys Amat, Michael Styler
: 24 Background: An informed decision requires good communication between the patient and their oncologist in regards to diagnosis and prognosis, especially in patients with terminal cancer. This discussion entails education about their disease, treatment options, and potential outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess advanced-stage cancer oncology patients' comprehension of their disease, treatment options and goals of therapy. METHODS: Subjects included patients with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer with an option for palliative or life extending chemotherapy in an out-patient office at Drexel University College of Medicine...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156584/survivor-pain-experience-at-an-oncology-palliative-care-clinic
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Lisa Emond, Ann Wojtaszczyk
: 260 Background: As of January 2014 there are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. In observational studies of cancer survivors up to 40% report chronic pain. Opioids remain an important and effective treatment for active cancer pain. For survivors, however, we must take into account the paucity of data supporting long term benefits of opioids on pain and functional outcomes, and extensive evidence of potential harms. We present data from our palliative care clinic where we have established a nuanced approach to pain management in this population, which includes risk mitigation, consistent education, emphasis on non-pharmacological and non-opiate medications, and attempts to down-taper opioid analgesics when feasible...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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