Advanced Practice Perspectives

Advanced Practice Perspectives

In this column, we will hear from an increasingly represented and crucial component of hematology/oncology care: advanced practice professionals/advanced practitioners.

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Treatment Adherence and Side Effect Management

It’s 8 a.m. on a beautiful summer morning. The sun is shining and all seems right with the world. Then, as I approach my...

Welcome to the Era of Shared Decision-Making

As health-care delivery continues to evolve, moving away from the “paternalistic” model of medicine, the role of the advanced practice professional (APP) in caring...

Being a Patient Advocate: The Balance of Helping without Hurting

Engaging in patient advocacy is a rewarding activity and allows health-care providers to assist patients in asserting their rights and maintaining control over their...

Research Nurses: The Glue That Holds Everything Together

After graduating from nursing school, I worked as a registered floor nurse for nine years before becoming a research nurse. Then, while I was...

Opening Up the Alternative Medicine Dialogue

The use of alternative, complementary, and integrative treatments among cancer patients is high: In a 2011 study, 65 percent of Americans who had been...

A Day in the Life of a Hem/Onc APP

“What do you do in a typical day?” is a question I am often asked by everyone from nurses who aspire to further their...

Help Us Help You: Enhancing APP Productivity

More than ever, hematology and oncology practices are relying on advanced practice providers (APPs; nurse practitioners and physician assistants ) to fill the...

A Collaborative Inpatient Model of Hematology Care

The integration of advanced practice providers (APPs) – physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) – into academic and private hematology and oncology practices...

How Does Your Practice Work? Three Easy Steps to an Effective Practice

In previous “Advanced Practice Perspective” columns, we’ve discussed the duties of advanced practice practitioners (APPs), including all of the various patient, research, and administrative...

Caregivers, Transitions, and a Chronic Disease Model

Diagnoses of hematologic malignancies are less common than solid tumor diagnoses, but several advances over the last decade have led to improved survival for...
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November 2017, Volume 3, Issue 13

This issue features a behind-the-scenes look at the ASH annual meeting, bringing newly approved gene therapies to patients, and more.