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Douglas W Blayney, Melora K Simon, Beatrice Podtschaske, Scott Ramsey, Margaret Shyu, Craig Lindquist, Arnold Milstein
Importance: Cancer care is expensive. Cancer care provided by practice organizations varies in total spending incurred by patients and payers during treatment episodes and in quality of care, and this unnecessary variation contributes to the high cost. Objective: To use the variation in total spending and quality of care to assess oncology practice attributes distinguishing "high value" that may be tested and adopted by others to produce similar results. Design, Setting, and Participants: "Positive deviance" was used in this exploratory mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) analysis of interview results...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139176/costs-of-an-ostomy-self-management-training-program-for-cancer-survivors
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Mark C Hornbrook, Martha D Cobb, Nancy J Tallman, Janice Colwell, Ruth McCorkle, Elizabeth Ercolano, Marcia Grant, Virginia Sun, Christopher S Wendel, Judith H Hibbard, Robert S Krouse
OBJECTIVE: To measure incremental expenses to an oncologic surgical practice for delivering a community-based, ostomy nurse-led, small-group, behavior skills-training intervention to help bladder and colorectal cancer survivors understand and adjust to their ostomies and improve their health-related quality of life, as well as assist family caregivers to understand survivors' needs and provide appropriate supportive care. METHODS: The intervention was a five-session group behavior skills training in ostomy self-management following the principles of the Chronic Care Model...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133515/-rather-one-more-chemo-than-one-less%C3%A2-oncologists-and-oncology-nurses-reasons-for-aggressive-treatment-of-young-adults-with-advanced-cancer
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Katsiaryna Laryionava, Pia Heußner, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Eva C Winkler
BACKGROUND: Empirical research demonstrates that there is a tendency to administer tumor-directed therapy to patients with advanced cancer close to death, especially if they are young. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand oncologists' treatment decisions and oncology nurses' perception of these decisions in young adult patients and to investigate the extent to which young age was a factor in cancer treatment decisions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted 29 face-to-face interviews with oncologists and oncology nurses at the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital in Munich, Germany...
November 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128297/role-of-geriatric-oncologists-in-optimizing-care-of-urological-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Helen Boyle, Gilles Albrand, Nicolas Mottet, Martine Puts
CONTEXT: Urological cancers are common. Since the median age of diagnosis is 60-70 yr, many patients require geriatric as well as urological evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual health status including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important features of geriatric assessment and its expected benefits. We also consider ways in which collaboration between urologists and geriatricians and geriatric teams can benefit patient well-being...
November 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124417/oncology-navigators-perceptions-of-cancer-related-financial-burden-and-financial-assistance-resources
#5
Jennifer C Spencer, Cleo A Samuel, Donald L Rosenstein, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Michelle L Manning, Jean B Sellers, Stephanie B Wheeler
INTRODUCTION: As the cost of cancer treatment continues to rise, many patients are faced with significant emotional and financial burden. Oncology navigators guide patients through many aspects of care and therefore may be especially aware of patients' financial distress. Our objective was to explore navigators' perception of their patients' financial burden and their role in addressing financial needs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a real-time online survey of attendees at an oncology navigators' association conference...
November 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123352/spiritual-needs-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-cancer
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Mansooreh Azizzadeh Forouzi, Batool Tirgari, Mohammad Hossein Safarizadeh, Yunes Jahani
Background and Aim: Information about spiritual needs and quality of life (QoL) is limited in Iranian cancer patients. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between spiritual needs and QoL among cancer patients in Iran. Methods: This correlational study included a convenience sample of 150 eligible cancer patients who were hospitalized in the oncology wards and outpatient clinics. Using two questionnaires; the spiritual needs survey and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL Questionnaire-C30 data were collected...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121913/predicting-health-related-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-a-structural-equation-approach-using-the-self-control-model
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Yu-Ri Park, Eun-Young Park, Jung-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: According to the self-control model, self-control works as a protective factor and a psychological resource. Although an understanding of the effect(s) of peripheral neuropathy on quality of life is important to healthcare professionals, previous studies do not facilitate broad comprehension in this regard. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to test the multidimensional assumptions of quality of life of patients with cancer, with focus on their self-control. METHODS: A structural equation model was tested on patients with cancer at the oncology clinic of a university hospital where patients received chemotherapy...
November 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117847/the-impact-of-school-visits-on-siblings-of-children-with-cancer
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Isabelle Sjoberg, Jason D Pole, Marilyn Cassidy, Claudette Boilard, Sharon Costantini, Donna L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer affects the entire family. Siblings experience similar stress to that of the ill child, including anger, depression, jealousy, guilt, and social isolation. School reentry programs are shown to be positive interventions for patients, it is hypothesized that similar outcomes exist for siblings. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of studying the impact of the Ontario Oncology Nurse School Visitation Program on the well-being and school adjustment of siblings of pediatric cancer patients...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114990/contextualisation-of-patient-centred-care-a-comparative-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-professionals-approaches-to-communicating-with-seriously-ill-patients-about-their-dependent-children
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A Dencker, M Kristiansen, B A Rix, P Bøge, T Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
Patients' family relations play an important part in the provision of patient-centred cancer care, not least when healthcare professionals encounter seriously ill patients with dependent children. Little is known about how children are perceived and dealt with in clinical encounters. In this qualitative comparative study, we explore the influence of medical contexts in three Danish hospital wards, haematology, oncological gynaecology and neuro-intensive care, on communication with patients about their children...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112581/instituting-vincristine-minibag-administration-an-innovative-strategy-using-simulation-to-enhance-chemotherapy-safety
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Nancy Corbitt, Lisa Malick, Jennifer Nishioka, Ann Rigdon, Stephanie Szoch, Peggy Torr
The first fatal incident of wrong-route administration of vinca alkaloids occurred in 1968. Initial recommendations for practice change occurred in 2005. In 2012, 54% of oncology treatment sites had changed their practice. The authors' institution has developed a safe, adaptable, and consistent process to prepare, deliver, and administer vinca alkaloids by means of a minibag delivery. A multidisciplinary team, including representatives from the nursing and pharmacy departments, reviewed the literature and developed all processes, including staff education...
November 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110915/plain-language-and-health-literacy-for-the-oncology-family-caregiver-examining-an-english-spanish-mhealth-resource
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REVIEW
Joy Goldsmith, Amanda J Young, Lisa Dale, M Paige Powell
OBJECTIVES: To explore an mHealth resource to support the limited-English-proficient cancer family caregiver. DATA SOURCES: Structured interviews with oncology clinic providers to assess a nurse-delivered resource to support health literacy and decision-making along the cancer trajectory. CONCLUSION: Limitations in communicating about oncology care with limited-English caregivers is evident. The mHealth resource examined here shows promise to improve relational health literacy between the oncology nurse and family caregiver...
October 27, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110686/oncology-practitioners-perspectives-and-practice-patterns-of-post-treatment-cancer-survivorship-care-in-the-asia-pacific-region-results-from-the-step-study
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Raymond Javan Chan, Patsy Yates, Qiuping Li, Hiroko Komatsu, Violeta Lopez, Myat Thandar, Selva Titus Chacko, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol, Myungsun Yi, Pongpak Pittayapan, Jessica Butcon, David Wyld, Alex Molassiotis
BACKGROUND: Most efforts to advance cancer survivorship care have occurred in Western countries. There has been limited research towards gaining a comprehensive understanding of survivorship care provision in the Asia-Pacific region. This study aimed to establish the perceptions of responsibility, confidence, and frequency of survivorship care practices of oncology practitioners and examine their perspectives on factors that impede quality survivorship care. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of hospital-based oncology practitioners in 10 Asia-Pacific countries was undertaken between May 2015-October 2016...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107532/palliative-care-communication-in-the-icu-implications-for-an-oncology-critical-care-nursing-partnership
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REVIEW
Deborah A Boyle, Susan Barbour, Wendy Anderson, Janice Noort, Michelle Grywalski, Jeannette Myer, Heather Hermann
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development, launch, implementation, and outcomes of a unique multisite collaborative (ie, IMPACT-ICU [Integrating Multidisciplinary Palliative Care into the ICU]) to teach ICU nurses communication skills specific to palliative care. To identify options for collaboration between oncology and critical care nurses when integrating palliation into nursing care planning. DATA SOURCES: Published literature and collective experiences of the authors in the provision of onco-critical-palliative care...
October 26, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107531/the-family-meeting-in-palliative-care-role-of-the-oncology-nurse
#14
REVIEW
Myra Glajchen, Anna Goehring
OBJECTIVES: To describe the family meeting in palliative and end-of-life care, highlighting the role of the oncology nurse. Specific strategies will be provided for pre-meeting preparation, communication, and follow-up activities. DATA SOURCES: A conceptual framework drawn from family and communication theory, and best practices from the clinical, research, nursing, and palliative care literature. CONCLUSION: Working with patients and families is complex, but the family meeting is a promising tool and a potential quality indicator in palliative care...
October 26, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107529/learning-the-patient-s-story
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REVIEW
Sandra L Ragan, Elisa Kanter
OBJECTIVES: To provide a brief history on narrative medicine and highlight its importance in providing quality patient care. DATA SOURCES: Explains narrative medicine using published, peer-reviewed literature and highlights some of the literary, medical, sociological, and communication perspectives that contributed to the narrative medicine movement. CONCLUSION: A commitment to the patient-provider relationship and knowing the patient's story is a critical aspect in providing quality cancer care...
October 26, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107528/understanding-family-caregiver-communication-to-provide-family-centered-cancer-care
#16
REVIEW
Elaine Wittenberg, Haley Buller, Betty Ferrell, Marianna Koczywas, Tami Borneman
OBJECTIVES: To describe a family caregiver communication typology and demonstrate identifiable communication challenges among four caregiver types: Manager, Carrier, Partner, and Lone. DATA SOURCES: Case studies based on interviews with oncology family caregivers. CONCLUSION: Each caregiver type demonstrates unique communication challenges that can be identified. Recognition of a specific caregiver type will help nurses to adapt their own communication to provide tailored support...
October 26, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107525/mindful-communication-being-present
#17
REVIEW
Maryjo Prince-Paul, Carol Kelley
OBJECTIVES: To review how mindfulness can be elicited in and strategically managed through communication, with a goal toward enhancing the patient/family relationship in the experience of cancer care. DATA SOURCES: Published, peer-reviewed literature, research reports, and Web-based resources. CONCLUSION: Mindful communication, an active process whereby the health care provider and patient /family unit are attentive to the timing, nature, and context of the dialogue exchange, helps direct care that is patient-centered, reflective, and relational...
October 26, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100571/oncology-emergency-department-a-nurse-practitioner-care-model
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Barbara Beck
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November 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096987/end-of-life-reflecting-on-things-that-matter
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REVIEW
Constance Dahlin, Patrick Coyne
OBJECTIVES: To promote oncology nurse communication that is grounded on principles of ethics, individual care, and shared decision-making. DATA SOURCES: Articles and references in the communication, nursing and oncology nursing literature CONCLUSION: Communication is essential to effectively advocate to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families, and other health care providers, particularly in the quality-of life domains. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses are in a prime position to facilitate quality communication...
October 30, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094103/multidisciplinary-gynecologic-oncology-clinic-in-botswana-a-model-for-multidisciplinary-oncology-care-in-low-and-middle-income-settings
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Surbhi Grover, Sebathu Philip Chiyapo, Priya Puri, Mohan Narasimhamurthy, Babe Eunice Gaolebale, Neo Tapela, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Mukendi K A Kayembe, Thabo Moloi, Ponatshego Andrew Gaolebale
Purpose: Cervical cancer is a major cause of mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the most common cancer diagnosed in women in Botswana. Most women present with locally advanced disease, requiring chemotherapy and radiation. Care co-ordination requires input from a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to deliver appropriate, timely treatment. However, there are limited published examples of MDT implementation in LMICs. Methods: In May 2015, a weekly MDT clinic for gynecologic cancer care was initiated at Botswana's national referral facility...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
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