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

Friday, January 27th, 2017
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...

Being a Patient Advocate: The Balance of Helping without Hurting

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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...

Opening Up the Alternative Medicine Dialogue

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
The use of alternative, complementary, and integrative treatments among cancer patients is high: In a 2011 study, 65 percent of Americans who had been...

What Should You Call Us?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and physician’s assistants (PAs) are like most hematologic cancers and blood disorders: heterogeneous in presentation....

A Collaborative Inpatient Model of Hematology Care

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
The integration of advanced practice providers (APPs) – physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) – into academic and private hematology and oncology practices...

Research Nurses: The Glue That Holds Everything Together

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
After graduating from nursing school, I worked as a registered floor nurse for nine years before becoming a research nurse. Then, while I was...

What Can We Do? The Scope of APP Practice Patterns

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
As I opened the door to the exam room one sunny morning in Cleveland, Ohio, a patient stood to greet me. “Congratulations, you’re finally a...

Caregivers, Transitions, and a Chronic Disease Model

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Diagnoses of hematologic malignancies are less common than solid tumor diagnoses, but several advances over the last decade have led to improved survival for...

Welcome to the Era of Shared Decision-Making

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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...

Help Us Help You: Enhancing APP Productivity

Monday, June 1st, 2015
More than ever, hematology and oncology practices are relying on advanced practice providers (APPs; nurse practitioners and physician assistants ) to fill the...

Current Issue

March 2017, Volume 3, Issue 4

This issue takes a look at diversity in the medical education system, provides a hematology drug pipeline update, and more.