June 11, 2012

Nurses Should Incorporate Palliative Information Early in Oncology Treatment


A nurse-led palliative care intervention for persons newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer improved emotional and mental quality of life (QoL) for those patients. The intervention was carried out by an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who had been integrated into the oncology team at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida…Although Mayo Clinic oncologist Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD, and coinvestigators had planned to enroll 100 people in the study, the project was stopped when other data showing the benefit of similar nurse-driven palliative interventions were published.


Oncology Nurse Advisor by Delicia Yard

Tags: Cancer, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, metastic cancer, Oncology Nurse Advisor, palliative care, Patient Care, Research

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