A time-sovereignty approach to understanding carers of cancer patients’ experiences and support preferences – Olson – 2013 – European Journal of Cancer Care – Wiley Online Library

A time-sovereignty framework offers health and support professionals a means of understanding carers’ varying needs and tailoring support services.

via A time-sovereignty approach to understanding carers of cancer patients’ experiences and support preferences – Olson – 2013 – European Journal of Cancer Care – Wiley Online Library.

Access : |[lsquo]|Being there|[rsquo]| for women with metastatic breast cancer: a pan-European patient survey : British Journal of Cancer

These findings show a continuing need to provide women with advanced breast cancer with better information and emphasise the importance that these patients often place on prolonging survival.

via Access : |[lsquo]|Being there|[rsquo]| for women with metastatic breast cancer: a pan-European patient survey : British Journal of Cancer.

Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement

This consensus statement describes twelve key recommendations for supportive care during treatment in low- and middle-income countries, identified by an expert international panel as part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit for Supportive Care, which was held in October 2012, in Vienna, Austria.

via Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.

Multimodal exercise training during myeloablative chemotherapy: a prospective randomized pilot trial – Online First – Springer

Multimodal exercise has beneficial effects on physical performance, physical functioning, and treatment-related symptoms even during myeloablative chemotherapy. We suggest an enhanced physical activity intervention program during hospitalization of cancer patients.

via Multimodal exercise training during myeloablative chemotherapy: a prospective randomized pilot trial – Online First – Springer.

Together and apart: providing psychosocial support for patients and families living with brain tumors – Online First – Springer

Brain tumor support group facilitators can expect to encounter a range of medical and psychosocial issues in accommodating patients’ and caregivers’ diverse concerns. Separate brain tumor patient and caregiver groups may allow participants to explore those concerns without worrying about effects on their friends or family. It remains to be seen whether the groups meet the needs of attendees, and whether those who do not attend the groups have unmet needs.

via Together and apart: providing psychosocial support for patients and families living with brain tumors – Online First – Springer.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy for Distressed Survivors of Breast Cancer (MINDSET)

Conclusion In the largest trial to date, MBCR was superior for improving a range of psychological outcomes for distressed survivors of breast cancer. Both SET and MBCR also resulted in more normative diurnal cortisol profiles than the control condition. The clinical implications of this finding require further investigation.

via Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy for Distressed Survivors of Breast Cancer (MINDSET).

Support needs of Chinese immigrant cancer patients – Online First – Springer

In this study, 80 % of the participants expressed interest in programs tailored for Chinese cancer patients. The most frequently preferred topics for potential services were information-based. Findings provide a foundation for future research and the development of culturally and linguistically targeted support programs and interventions for this unique population.

via Support needs of Chinese immigrant cancer patients – Online First – Springer.

Symptom Management: An Expanded Role for Nurses in Educating and Supporting Patients

This is the first part of a three-part series spotlighting key issues and challenges for oncology nurses practicing today. Oncology Nursing News was honored to host a roundtable with faculty leaders from some of the top schools and colleges of nursing with oncology programs— many of which are members of our Strategic Alliance Partnership initiative—who were in Washington, DC, for the 2013 Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society. Here, we feature panelists’ perspectives on the critical role played by oncology nursing professionals in helping patients with cancer to manage their symptoms and any treatment-related adverse events.

via Symptom Management: An Expanded Role for Nurses in Educating and Supporting Patients.

Patients with Cirrhosis and Denied Liver Transplants Rarely Receive Adequate Palliative Care or Appropriate Management

Patients with cirrhosis who have been removed from the wait list for LT are infrequently referred for palliative care (∼10% of cases), although a high percentage have pain or nausea. Goals of care and DNR status are rarely discussed. Improved planning of goals of care and access to palliative services is required for these patients.

via Patients with Cirrhosis and Denied Liver Transplants Rarely Receive Adequate Palliative Care or Appropriate Management.

Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement

As part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit, an expert international panel identified thirteen key resource recommendations for supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer. The recommendations are presented in three resource-stratified tables: health system resource allocations, resource allocations for organ-based metastatic breast cancer, and resource allocations for palliative care.

via Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.