The Impact of Comorbidities on Patient Care
More than ever before, oncology nurses are required to provide multifaceted care when it comes to managing patients with cancer. As the population of patients with cancer continues to age and cancer becomes more of a chronic condition, oncology nurses are seeing more patients who exhibit comorbidities during their cancer journey.
Embrace Your Uniqueness
Recognizing your unique contribution to oncology nursing is an important part of self-care. Identifying personal strengths, however, can be challenging because we see ourselves from the inside out. Self-depreciating thoughts about not measuring up to our own or others’ expectations are part of our subjective view (Wittman, Kolling, Faber, Scholl, Nelissen, & Rushworth, 2016).
What Is ONS’s Stance on Handling Chemotherapy While Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying to Conceive?
One of the questions that ONS commonly receives in the clinical inbox is whether nurses who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive can safely administer or handle chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.