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ONS Center for Advocacy and Health Policy. When you work with people living with cancer on a daily basis, you have a unique perspective. These are the insights that policy makers need to hear. Our members frequently testify before Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Health Policy Coalitions ONS

(4 days ago) The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) is an informal alliance of organizations that are dedicated to educating and training the healthcare workforce. We advocate for adequate and continued support for the health professions and nursing education programs authorized under Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act.

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ONS Congress COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy ONS

(4 days ago) Your Health and Safety Is Our Top Priority *Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates. Last update 9/24/2021 The health and safety of ONS Congress® attendees, exhibitors, and staff remains our top priority as we return to in-person events. We are making preparations to hold ONS Congress to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, …

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Policy Priorities ONS

(1 days ago) As health care professionals, health systems, and communities everywhere face the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, evidence-based guidance from a trusted source is both needed and welcomed. Disclosure of Tobacco Products for Premarket FDA Applications April 23, 2020

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Public Policy, Public Health, and Health Policy

(2 days ago) fectively analyzing and changing health policies also requires knowledge of certain key public health principles and issues. This chapter (a) provides an overview of the policy process, including a . brief summary of two policy frameworks, (b) discusses major issues in pub-lic health and health policy, and (c) offers suggestions for getting

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Healthcare Trends and Changes in Nursing Professional

(4 days ago) Title V, Health Care Workforce, aims to increase the number of healthcare providers engaged in primary care and public health services through recruitment and retention strategies, such as scholarships and loan repayment programs for education and training (U.S. DHHS, 2015).

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL Instructions for Patient Health

(2 days ago) Instructions for Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and GAD-7 Measures TOPIC PAGES Background 1 Coding and Scoring 2, 4, 5 Versions 3 Use as Severity and Outcome Measures 6-7 Translations 7 Website and Other Issues 8 Selected References 9 BACKGROUND The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) was an instrument developed and

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Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Oncology Nursing Society

(2 days ago) About Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital in Valhalla, NY, provides local residents with

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Principles of Ethics

(Just Now) in health care is the Hippocratic tradition in medicine that is based on the pro-motion of good for patients to the exclusion of other goods (Edelstein, 1987). Emphasis on the primacy of patient benefit is also evident in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Code …

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RN-Led Disease Management Intervention Decreases Time to

(8 days ago) Administrators at the health system chose the disease case management team model as a potentially useful solution to enhance and expedite healthcare delivery for this patient population. The researchers presented the study at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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Health Policy ONS Voice

(1 days ago) Innovative, affordable, and accountable care are the key to transforming the healthcare system to achieve health equity, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s 10-year plan, which the center announced on August 12, 2021. September 17, 2021. Health

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(3 days ago) Health literacy is an important construct in health care that affects patient outcomes and overall health. The impact of limited health literacy in cancer care is wide, and it can affect patients’ ability to make treatment decisions, follow directions on a prescription label, or adhere to neutropenic precautions.

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Use of E-Cigarettes and Vaping ONS

(7 days ago) Use of e-cigarettes has been referred to as vaping, with numerous terms for these devices, such as vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, e-cigs, or e-pipes. Although evidence is lacking, e-cigarettes for inhalation of nicotine may be beneficial in reducing adverse health effects related to the use of combustible tobacco products.

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Why It Takes So Long for a Healthcare Bill to

(9 days ago) The Board of Directors creates and annually reviews ideas, issues, and urgencies to establish ONS’s health policy agenda, amending it as circumstances evolve. From palliative care and workforce safety to nursing education and cancer research, ONS is a leader in advocacy to raise awareness for the role of the nurse in healthcare.

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(1 days ago) Health literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to receive, acquire, understand, and use information (Smedley, Stith, & Nelson, 2003). Nurses should assume all patients and families have low health literacy and difficulty understanding (e.g., assume a universal precautions approach), and, as such, the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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Legislative and Regulatory Health Policy Agenda

(8 days ago) Legislative and Regulatory Health Policy Agenda 114th Congress, 2nd Session As part of its mission, ONS honors and maintains nursing’s historical and essential commitment to advocacy for the public good. ONS works collaboratively with policymakers, cancer …

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Advocacy Webinars and Podcasts ONS

(2 days ago) Advocacy Webinars and Podcasts. ONS engages oncology nurses throughout the country, connecting them virtually to elected officials, policy leaders, and decision makers via video conferencing, telephone interviews, and podcasts. ONS is strengthening the Health Policy agenda with oncology nurse leaders who represent the important policy and

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(Just Now) The World Health Organization has also acknowledged that perhaps the most far-reaching, yet underemployed, avenue to promote health equity is through health policy (Marmot et al., 2008). The 21st century nurse is educated to practice cultural humility at the bedside, chairside, and in the community; develop new knowledge to fuel evidence-based

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Theoretical Frameworks and Philosophies of Care

(3 days ago) tute of Medicine’s (now the Health and Medicine Division of the National Acade-mies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare systems, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qual - ity defined . care coordination. as the deliberate organization of patient care activities between two

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Oncology Nursing Society ONF

(2 days ago) More than 80% of all healthcare encounters for chemotherapy occur at ambulatory oncology practices (National Center for Health, 2020). Concerns from the public and private sectors about the unsatisfactory timeliness of health interventions informed one of the six key domains of the Institute of Medicine (2001) framework for healthcare quality.

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Health Care for

(5 days ago) The funds will go to 36 award recipients supporting five programs: Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program, National Telehealth Resource Centers, Regional Telehealth Resources Centers, Telehealth Centers of Excellence, and the Evidence-Based Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Network Program. “Telehealth expands access to care and is a vital tool for improving health equity by …

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Telehealth Is a Rare Bipartisan Advocacy Priority ONS Voice

(Just Now) Telehealth Is a Rare Bipartisan Advocacy Priority. Nursing has long been associated with healing hands. Laying hands on patients’ bodies is personal and intimate, providing comfort, soothing reassurance, strength, and hope. It builds a sacred trust that engenders care. When that foundational element of nursing was removed to follow social

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Mental Health and COVID-19 S

(Just Now) risk of mental health complications was associated with a history of a mental health diagnosis, frequency of worrying about cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic, higher levels of pain and fatigue, exces - sive alcohol consumption, and more frequent experience of psychological pressure related to COVID-19 (Wang et al., 2020).

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The Nurse's Role in Health Literacy of Patients With

(2 days ago) Patients with cancer are often faced with complex diagnoses that require decision making in a highly stressful environment. The role of the healthcare team is to ensure that patients have the information, tools, and resources needed to make informed decisions. However, low health literacy is a common and undervalued factor in the outcomes of patients, particularly those with cancer.

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Prostate Cancer and Sexual Health

(4 days ago) Prostate Cancer and Sexual Health ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS ED: Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to maintain an erection that is sufficient for sexual activity. mCRP: Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer refers to advanced prostate cancer that continues to grow even after the testosterone levels are at low levels. ADT: Androgen deprivation therapy refers to hormone

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Study Ranks U.S. Healthcare Industry Dead Last Among Other

(9 days ago) The United States is worst among 11 high-income countries in delivery of and access to health care, according to an August 2021 study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, despite spending the most, by far, of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care than other countries surveyed. The survey used indicators across domains on access to care, care process, administrative …

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Prevention, Detection, and the Science of Cancer—Oncology

(9 days ago) Health Promotion, Prevention, and Detection: cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, cancer detection; This course is included in the OCN ® Certification Review Bundle. It is a recommended course if you are studying for your certification exam or are renewing your certification via the ILNA option.

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(4 days ago) Screening for mental health distress is so important that it has been recommended as a standard of care by several organizations, including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Lazenby, 2014; National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, 2013) and American College of Surgeons (2016). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale is a

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All Politics, Even Health Policy, Is Local ONS Voice

(1 days ago) Health care is still costly and inefficient, with more barriers to care than just access. Martin Luther King, Jr., said it best: “The fierce urgency of now” is upon us. Help ONS make a difference. Join the advocacy effort, and get involved to be a leader in your own town, chapter, and legislative district.

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Healthcare Worker Shortage; Trump Clashes With Big Pharma

(4 days ago) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Secretary’s Report on Addressing Surprise Billing on July 27, 2020, which outlines critical steps to protect patients from surprise billing. Patients with insurance go in for surgery, expecting their insurance to cover the procedure, but later receive a bill from a

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Advocating for Your Patients ONS Voice

(5 days ago) Immediate improvements in clinical outcomes seem to be related to better access to care, more timely care, and increased communication among health professionals, patients, and families.” Nurse navigators lead in defining patient advocacy and encouraging their fellow oncology nurses to keep their patients from falling through the cracks.

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Proposed Bill Would Expand Health Workforce in Underserved

(1 days ago) The Health Heroes 2020 Act would: Add 300,000 clinicians in underserved communities. Increase the annual mandatory National Health Service Corps (NHSC) funding level from $310 million to $1 billion. Provide a one-time, supplemental appropriation of $25 billion for scholarship and loan forgiveness awards through NHSC and $5 billion to nurse

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Coping With Cancer: Patient and Family Issues

(1 days ago) 2chosocial Dimensions of Oncology Nursing Care, Second Edition Psy. Medical, psychological, and social factors influence the level of dis-tress experienced …

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(Just Now) Health system–related factors include health literacy, access to healthcare, patient–provider relations, and perception of hospital care. Social/economic-related factors include financial difficulties, transportation issues, and family dynamics. Similar findings were seen in the adult oncology population (Irwin & Johnson, 2015).

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(6 days ago) Background: Health disparities affect cancer incidence, treatment decisions, and adverse effects. Oncology providers may hold biases in the decision-making process, which can perpetuate health disparities. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to describe health disparities across treatment decisions and adverse effects, describe decision-making biases, and provide suggestions for nurses

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(2 days ago) Nuclear or extended family is the core institution of Muslim society, and decisions regarding health and treatment are made collectively (Ezenkwele & Roodsari, 2013). Therefore, oncology nurses should build trust with family members in addition to the patient. Evidence in the literature will help to guide nursing care for Muslims, with

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Racism and COVID-19; Nurses in Politics; Combat Social

(6 days ago) Institutional Racism Influences Coronavirus Pandemic, Fauci Says. A multitude of factors influenced by institutional inequality, such as underlying health conditions and employment opportunities, are to blame for the COVID-19 coronavirus’s disproportional effects on African Americans, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.

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Oncology Nursing Society CJON

(8 days ago) Nurses play vital roles in preventing errors and improving the quality of care for patients. However, in the breakthrough Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (IOM, 1999) and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century (IOM, 2001), it was estimated that about 44,000–98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical

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Creating an Educational Plan That Meets the Learning Needs

(9 days ago) tional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also supports this need for planned staff education aimed at promoting a safe and healthy work environment (OSHA, 2003). Unit-Based Education Although clinical nurses possess expertise as direct care providers, their experience in …

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Key Federal Health Policy Legislation Updates for 2018

(5 days ago) Through ONS chapters, health policy liaisons carry ONS’s organizational policy priorities to federal representatives. This is a deliberate and continual process of educating elected officials and their staff on the role of the nurse in health care: implementing patient-centered, evidence-based research in a coordinated care environment.

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Oncology Nursing Society e-Books

(9 days ago) The Standards of Oncology Nursing Education provides educational guidelines for oncology nurses and educators.The standards are meant to enhance the quality of oncology nursing education, improve the quality of cancer care for the public in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, and promote the standardization of oncology nursing academic preparation and continuation of professional

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Hope in Rare Cancers: Care Is Complex, but Oncology Nurses

(7 days ago) In response, Davidson said, Prisma Health has a team of financial counselors and social workers to help patients with rare cancers access treatment and trials. “We offer assistance through the clinical trial payment system if someone lives 50 miles or more from our facility,” Davidson said.

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January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month ONS Voice

(3 days ago) January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month. In 2020, approximately 13,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Prevention and screening are critical to reducing its incidence, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched an awareness campaign in January in recognition of Cervical

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National Cancer Act Turns 50 ONS Voice

(9 days ago) “Today cancer has evolved beyond a health problem into a sociopolitical issue of enormous scope and impact,” authors of a National Cancer Act review concluded. Oncology nurses are on the front lines of treatment and care and have insight to the barriers that patients and the profession face like no other.

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