ORLANDO, FL—Bathing and Honoring a patient who has died "provides a final positive experience for family members and allows them to begin the grieving process," according to a report on the practice presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has found.
ORLANDO, FL—A brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) delivered during patient therapy in the infusion room improved sleep over 4 weeks in patients and caregivers, with little to no negative effects on clinic flow, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Reliability and validity testing of a new instrument, the Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) has found it to be potentially useful at identifying patient and family caregivers who need additional support and purposeful follow-up by the health care team, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Peripheral neuropathy associated with the use of nab-paclitaxel among chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas can be managed by dose interruptions and modifications, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Music, nature sounds, and the combination of both were effective in decreasing pain and anxiety in patients with cancer on hospice, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has shown.