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Oncology social work

Lara Wahlberg, Anita Nirenberg, Elizabeth Capezuti
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine distress and coping self-efficacy in inpatient oncology nurses. 
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey design.
. SETTING: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chapter meetings and Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, both in New York, New York, as well as social media.
. SAMPLE: 163 oncology nurses who work with an inpatient adult population.
. METHODS: Participants were recruited through the ONS New York, New York, area chapter meetings, Hunter College, and ONS Facebook pages...
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
Joan Nee Wey Khng, Ivan Mun Hong Woo, Gilbert Fan
Cancer tends to have an impact on a person's psychological and social well-being. Group work is one approach that can help manage the psychosocial impact of cancer. Group interventions for people living with cancer have existed for a number of decades with a majority of them adopting the cognitive-behavioral approach. While this approach has been found to be efficacious, it may be limited for people who prefer acts of service and metaphors. This article describes an experiential approach to group intervention, an alternative to cognitive-behavioral groups...
October 18, 2016: Future Oncology
Tal Granot, Noa Gordon, Shlomit Perry, Shulamith Rizel, Salomon M Stemmer
OBJECTIVE: Perceptions of the role of oncology medical staff in supporting bereaved families have evolved with the transition to interdisciplinary cancer care. We investigated the interactions between oncology professionals and bereaved families. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved all oncology medical staff at the Davidoff Center. Participants were given a questionnaire relating to bereavement follow-up. Responses were measured using a 5-point Likert scale...
2016: PloS One
Sylvie Dolbeault, Anne Brédart
All cancers have psychological and social repercussions which can impact on the patient's sexual quality of life. While the subject is still taboo, support care, which involves different professionals working together, is increasingly offering patients the opportunity to talk and become informed about these issues.
June 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
Steven Coughlin, Jamie Reno
Rates of lymphoma are rising rapidly and lymphoma is now the ninth most common cancer among Chinese males. The China Lymphoma Project was founded to increase awareness of lymphoma in China, including the survivability of the disease and the availability of potentially life-saving treatments, and to provide social support for men, women, and children in China who are living with the disease. The project is working with China government officials, several of the top cancer hospitals in China and the U.S., internationally known oncologists and cancer researchers, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in China and the U...
2016: Journal of Environment and Health Sciences
Susan Storey, Eileen Tallman, Adele Nielsen, Shelley Johns, Susan J Pressler
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Cancer survivors often report concerns regarding their memory, attention, and ability to process information and make decisions. These problems, which have also been demonstrated on objective neuropsychological assessments, may have a significant impact on work-related outcomes.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: A literature review was conducted using the following electronic databases. DATA EVALUATION: Articles were evaluated by two independent researchers...
September 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
Yelena P Wu, Jessica McPhail, Ryan Mooney, Alexandra Martiniuk, Michael D Amylon
Summer camps for pediatric cancer patients and their families are ubiquitous. However, there is relatively little research, particularly studies including more than one camp, documenting outcomes associated with children's participation in summer camp. The current cross-sectional study used a standardized measure to examine the role of demographic, illness, and camp factors in predicting children's oncology camp-related outcomes. In total, 2,114 children at 19 camps participated. Campers were asked to complete the Pediatric Camp Outcome Measure, which assesses camp-specific self-esteem, emotional, physical, and social functioning...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
D-H Zermann, W Hoffmann, W Vahlensieck
The primary objectives of modern urooncological treatment concepts are quality of life, reintegration and participation. Urological rehabilitation supports the overcoming of side effects of disease and treatment, which is necessary for the timely return to work life. Social medical assessment reflects the individual overall results of the entire treatment process concerning oncological prognosis, physical and mental capacity and resilience.
June 28, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Maria G Benedetti, Silayan Erfe Delayon, Marco Colangeli, Federica Parisini, Stefano Ferrari, Marco Manfrini, Isabella Springhetti
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation plays an important role in improving functional outcome in patients operated on musculoskeletal tumors. Literature in the field is scarce and the specific needs for rehabilitation of these patients are still unknown. AIM: To analyze the rehabilitation needs of patients with primary malignant musculoskeletal tumours. DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study on both inpatient and outpatient operated on musculoskeletal tumours...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Sylvie Dolbeault, Anne Brédart
All cancers have psychological and social repercussions which can impact on the patient's sexual quality of life. While the subject is still taboo, support care, which involves different professionals working together, is increasingly offering patients the opportunity to talk and become informed about these issues.
June 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
Camille C Gunderson, Adam C Walter, Rachel Ruskin, Kai Ding, Kathleen N Moore
PURPOSE: The purposes of the present study are to describe the demographic and treatment characteristics of women on the gynecologic oncology service who required intensive care and assess prevalence of risk factors for post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed encompassing patients requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) on the gynecology oncology service between 1/2008 and 12/2012. Descriptive statistics were computed using SAS version 9...
November 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Leeat Granek, Samuel Ariad, Shahar Shapira, Gil Bar-Sela, Merav Ben-David
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore barriers and facilitators in coping with patient death in the oncology context. METHODS: The grounded theory method was used to collect and analyze the data. Twenty-two oncologists were interviewed between March 2013 and June 2014 from three adult oncology centers. Oncologists were at different stages of their careers and varied in their sub-specialties, gender, and personal and professional backgrounds. RESULTS: The analysis revealed that facilitators to coping with patient death included cognitive, behavioral, relational, professional, and spiritual coping strategies...
October 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Parul N Barry, Karen H Miller, Craig Ziegler, Rosanna Hertz, Nevine Hanna, Anthony E Dragun
PURPOSE: Although women constitute approximately half of medical school graduates, an uneven gender distribution exists among many specialties, including radiation oncology, where women fill only one third of residency positions. Although multiple social and societal factors have been theorized, a structured review of radiation oncology resident experiences has yet to be performed. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An anonymous and voluntary survey was sent to 611 radiation oncology residents practicing in the United States...
July 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Jami Denigris, Kathleen Fisher, MaryKay Maley, Elizabeth Nolan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine factors that influenced the nurse's perceived quality of work life and risk for compassion fatigue (CF). The specific aims of the study were to describe the (a) relationship among nurse characteristics and perceived quality of work life, (b) relationship between personal life stress and perceived quality of work life, and (c) the nurse's beliefs about his or her risk for CF.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: A descriptive, mixed-methods study...
May 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
Gassan Abudari, Hassan Hazeim, Gilda Ginete
OBJECTIVE: The nursing profession demands knowledge, awareness, and experience regarding the ethnic, religious, cultural, and social constructs involved in patient care. Non-Muslim nurses must have theoretical and empirical insights into treatment methods and caring for terminally ill Muslim patients. In particular, non-Muslim nurses should acquire knowledge of Islamic rules and regulations. They should also be familiar with the unique religious and sociocultural practices that pertain to healthcare practices...
April 20, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
Joseph R Merighi
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July 2016: Social Work in Health Care
Jacqueline Gillespie, Anna Kacikanis, Joyce Nyhof-Young, Steven Gallinger, Elke Ruthig
A marked knowledge gap exists concerning the information needs of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgical oncology patients. We investigated the comprehensive information needs of this patient population, including the type and amount of information desired, as well as the preferred method of receiving information. A questionnaire was administered to patients being treated surgically for cancers of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, or bile ducts at Toronto General Hospital, part of the University Health Network, in Toronto, Canada...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Brad Zebrack, Karen Kayser, Lynne Padgett, Laura Sundstrom, Chad Jobin, Krista Nelson, Iris C Fineberg
BACKGROUND: This study reports cancer-treating institutions' capacity to deliver comprehensive psychosocial support services. METHODS: Oncology care providers at 60 cancer-treating institutions completed surveys assessing the capacity of their institutions to provide psychosocial care. Capacity was assessed with the Cancer Psychosocial Care Matrix (CPCM) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Scores represented individuals' perceptions of their cancer program's performance with respect to 10 fundamental elements of psychosocial care...
June 15, 2016: Cancer
R S Rapp, S Queri
Objective: In the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), data on environmental and personal factors, the so-called facilitators or barriers, can be gathered. The World Health Organization (WHO) has not classified personal factors. This is justified with the cultural differences among countries. The German society for social medicine and prevention (DGSMP) has performed pioneering work and has provided a classification draft. The aim of this study is to validate this draft in the context of oncological rehabilitation of breast cancer patients in Germany...
April 7, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
Hairong Yu, Anli Jiang, Jie Shen
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Given the complexity of caring work, recent studies have focused on the professional quality of life of oncology nurses. China, the world's largest developing country, faces heavy burdens of care for cancer patients. Chinese oncology nurses may be encountering the negative side of their professional life. However, studies in this field are scarce, and little is known about the prevalence and predictors of oncology nurses' professional quality of life...
May 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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