Oncology

Male breast cancer: Putting a spotlight on a rare condition

Efforts to fight breast cancer have been ongoing for years, and for good reason: It’s the leading second cause of cancer death in women. Men, however, frequently are overlooked when it comes to discussions...

Supporting patients with end-of-life conversations

To: Ethics inbox From: Widowed nurse Subject: Medical aid in dying I’m an operating room RN who has worked in a hospital environment for over 25 years. Five years ago, my husband died from pancreatic cancer....

Academy designates five nurse leaders as Living Legends

The American Academy of Nursing will officially designate five exceptional leaders as Living Legends at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, DC, on October 24. As change agents and champions, these...

Creating the future through bold decision-making

ONS leaders employ an innovative approach to strategic planning. DEVELOPING and articulating a clear vision that drives action for an organization are key leadership competencies for executive leaders in every sector of healthcare. Our systems,...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....

FDA announces Project Orbis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced Project Orbis, a new initiative from the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), which will provide “a framework for concurrent submission and review of oncology...

An innovative care approach to full code hospice patients

What may seem like a contradiction to you may be a comfort to patients. Takeaways: Hospice is not synonymous with “do not resuscitate.” Despite potential contradictions to full code and hospice, you can promote comfort...

Music and the power to heal

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today The other day I read an article in The New York Times about music therapy. The article included the story of a nurse who had been diagnosed...

Total pancreatectomy with islet cell autologous transplantation: A treatment modality for patients with chronic...

ONE IN FIVE patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis will develop recurrent acute pancreatitis, and one in three of them will develop chronic pancreatitis (CP), which increases the risk for pancreatic cancer. Chronic pancreatitis also may...

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Year Two Highlights

On May 1, 2017, ANA Enterprise launched a bold initiative—Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) Grand Challenge—to transform the health of our nation by first improving the health of its 4 million RNs. As we...

Radiology nursing: A growing specialty

Find out if you have what it takes to pursue this fast-paced career path. Takeaways:  Radiology nursing is a little-known specialty that’s not always an obvious career option for nurses.  They influence care in a...

Colorectal cancers on the rise…in young adults

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Research coming out of the United States and Canada is showing an increase in colorectal cancers among men and women under 50 years old. Rates of these...

ANA on the Frontline: Sparks fly at ANA-ANCC conferences

Nurses come together to improve practice, work environments, and healthcare. While one speaker encouraged nurses to find their “inner spark,” the energy among nurses was already palpable as they came together to learn, share, network,...