Advanced Practice Voices

Advanced Practice Voices

In this section, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other advanced practice providers discuss issues specific to their practices – from implementing quality improvement initiatives to staying up-to-date in the latest hematologic advances.

Biosimilars in Hematology: A Work in Progress

Recently, I was reviewing editorial content for ASH Clinical News, when I came across an article covering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s)...

The Who, What, and When of Managing Adverse Events

In this edition, Dwight C. Macero, MS, PA-C, discusses the role that advanced practice providers play in managing the side effects of hematologic treatments. Therapies...

Strengthening the Role of the Oncology Nurse Practitioner

In this edition, Catherine Bishop, DNP, NP, introduces a series of articles about issues affecting oncology nurse practitioners. Here, Dr. Bishop describes how these...

The Evolving Role of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist

As the treatment of hematologic conditions and cancer has evolved to include more personalized, targeted agents, the demand for comprehensive pharmacist services has risen....

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...
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