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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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Pediatric Oncology Personal Statement

put me in the position to help children making questionable decisions, or becoming doctor. I realized my dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist a few years ago when I became interested in oncology and then realized I could combine two of my passions, children and cancer. While I am aware that pediatric oncology is a tough, demanding profession I want to be a part of it because of the opportunity it presents to make a difference and help people. It seems especially rewarding because not only would...

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Medical Oncology Center Observation

During the clinical rotation to Southeastern Medical Oncology Center observations were made concerning cancer patients, their treatments, nursing care, education and special procedures while handling their medications. Upon entry of the treatment facility reclining chairs were lined up along the wall from one side of the room to the other. Each chair had its own television and headphones. Refreshments such as beverages and chips for the patients were near the door along, with the scale for weighing...

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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 Good Health

Cancer Patients – Blindsided It is typical for cancer patients to respond with shock and disbelief when first diagnosed. Suddenly there’s an urgency to distance ourselves far away from the unimaginable. . .we were personally attacked without warning! We long for fairness so we cry, “Foul! Cancer hit me when I wasn’t looking. Life’s unfair!” We’re too young, we’re rarely sick, or we’ve already lost a dear friend or family member to this disease. We react as if blindsided and become confused. Life’s...

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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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Cancer: Oncology and Accurate Cause

Cancer Cancer is one of the top causes of death in the world today. Studies show that one in three people will go through some form of cancer in their lifetime. There are various different kinds of cancer that effect different parts of the body. Cancer is treated in many different ways. Some forms of cancer are treatable, and some are not. Cancer usually comes from the development of a tumor. Tumors form in the body when cells are produced without cause. New cells are formed when they are not needed...

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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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Cancer: Oncology and Nearby Healthy Cells

The Silent Killer Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is truly the silent killer. If you don’t find it in time, the doctors won’t be able to stop it, and you will probably die. Cancer is a wide range of diseases that develop when the DNA of a cell become’s damaged or changed, producing mutations that warp normal cell growth and division. Cancer cells do not die when regular cells would and new cells continue form. The extra cells may form tumours. Benign tumours that aren't...

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