Help Your Patients Find Financial Resources
The financial burden associated with cancer treatment is reaching new heights. In the heat of making decisions, patients and their families may drastically deplete their finances to reap the advantage a new drug may offer.
January 03, 2017
Patient assistance programs
Help Your Patients Navigate the Financial Challenges of Cancer
Every nurse has been in a situation where he or she is staring at a discharge document, thinking, “This patient will need an immense amount of outside support to adhere to this treatment plan.”
October 04, 2016
How Oncology Nurses Can Help Patients Mitigate the Cost-Sharing Burden of Treament
Increasing healthcare expenses have become a major concern for patients with cancer, especially considering the cost of oncology medications and treatment plans. On Friday, February 26, ONS President-Elect Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, participated in a discussion titled “Exploring Innovative Strategies to Mitigate Cost-Sharing Burdens for Patients” at the event Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Improving Patient Access to Critical Therapies hosted by the Patient Access Network (PAN) and the American Journal of Managed Care in Washington, DC.
March 04, 2016
The Case of the Looming Medical Bankruptcy
Marcie, age 34, comes to the outpatient infusion center to receive her final cycle of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Jared, one of the infusion nurses, notices that Marcie appears unusually withdrawn. When questioned, she tearfully explains that she and her husband are considering bankruptcy.
January 19, 2016