Anger is a basic human emotion and a natural response to stress. Healthcare professionals should anticipate that patients with cancer may feel and express anger and be prepared to deal with these scenarios.
Protecting patients with cancer from financial hardship can save more than money. According to data presented at the 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, mitigating the financial burden of cancer treatment on patients may save lives as well.
During the Virtual 11th Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Navigation & Survivorship Conference, participants had the pleasure of celebrating the honorees of several special awards.
"Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in our practice, especially at the end of life. Fortunately, we have professional codes and standards that serve to assist,” stated Joyce Neumann, PhD, APRN, AOCN, BMTCN, FAAN, Program Director, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, who spoke at the virtual Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 2020 Cancer Care Symposium.
The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC, provides a wide range of healthcare services to the area’s communities. Through integrated care with other Johns Hopkins locations, the center’s healthcare team has access to novel treatments and resources to assist in developing and delivering individualized cancer care to patients.