"Oncology" Essays and Research Papers

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Technology in Oncology Nursing Information technology has become an essential component in the nursing profession, including oncology nursing.  It is seen in the healthcare setting for educational purposes, electronic health records, charting, and more (Fetter, 2009).  Information technology can be used to promote patient safety, to improve efficiency, and to create a patient-centered plan of care (Bakken, Cimino, & Hripcsak, 2004). Also, information technology has affected the bioethical principles...

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Oncology QSEN Case Study

involving her family in her plan of care or not involving them if that is her wise. I would begin by making sure I obtained a thorough history and examination. I would focus on areas that will be specific to providing this type of patient care (oncology and chemotherapy). - Assess the clients physical symptoms, psychological well being, and their goals and priorities. -Assess the patient and family for verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Look for indications regarding anxiety, fear, grieving...

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Oncology Notes

ONCOLOGIC NURSING CANCER A group of heterogeneous diseases that share common biologic properties. All cancers are genetic and share common molecular pathogenesis and are a result of mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Abnormal cell differentiation and growth results in an abnormal mass of tissue, called a neoplasm. Benign Growth Patterns Hypertrophy – increase in cell size Hyperplasia – increase in cell number Metaplasia – conversion of one cell type to another Dysplasia...

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Oncology and Social Media

LIVESTRONG, an organization created by one of the worlds best cyclists, Lance Armstrong, and cancer survivor, Doug Ulman, has been highly successful in raising awareness and helping the cause against cancer over the past years. Not only has the organization touched the lives of millions of people, but it also has raised millions of dollars to fund the fight against this worldwide disease. The foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and works in two areas: One by directly...

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Oncology and Breast Foundation

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there a number of risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include+++++++etc. Other risks, which you can change, include being overweight, using hormone replacement therapy, taking birth control pills, drinking alcohol, not having children or having your first child after age 35 or having dense...

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The Oncologist

patients day after day. By doctors, I mean the oncologists. An oncologist is the physician who studies cancerous tumors. They diagnose and treat cancerous cells as well. They are the doctors that make cancer patients look forward to another day. Oncology is a profession with unlimited opportunities for both men and women. As an oncologist, you experience respect, demand for your services, and the chance to change someone’s life. One exciting and important part of being an oncologist is quick thinking...

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Pediatric Oncologist

such as cancer of the blood or leukemia. Pediatric oncologists are well-trained in various oncology procedures such as biopsies, surgeries and tumor or cysts removal. It may also involve relieving adverse effects of different cancer treatment and treating signs and symptoms of cancer that is experienced by the patient (Pediatric Oncologist Job Description). Despite the hard work, most pediatric hematology-oncology specialists are able to design their career so that their professional life is well balanced...

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Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable Populations in the Workplace Nursing 440 Depression in the Oncology Patient Imagine you are going to the doctor for an annual check-up. No real problems have plagued you over the past year, except a few colds. However, the past few weeks you have been extremely tired. The doctor, being thorough, decides they want some blood work drawn. A day after getting the blood work the phone rings. The doctor wants you to have more blood work done because there has apparently been a mistake...

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Bayer Management of Innovation and Technology

R&D in Oncology by employing multiple strategies and decimating competitive influences in the process. By analyzing Bayer’s competitive approach to R & D, we can better grasp the scope of their strategies to evaluate their advancements in the field of oncology. Main Ideas ❖ Bayer’s strategy to maintaining competitive advantage lies in a simple concept: acquisition & investment. Under this model, they have incorporated a 3-pronged approach involving: (1) Drug-focus; (2) oncology patient...

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Patient Navigator

programs and services available through Vantage Oncology and the American Cancer Society (ACS), and assist in meeting other cancer-related needs articulated by the patients and their families. Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or health-related field with three or more years of experience (preferably with Oncology patients) is required. However, a Master’s Degree in nursing or health-related field, an Oncology Nursing Society certificate (OCN) and Oncology-related experience is preferred. Demonstrates...

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