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Focus On Patients

Dr. Teresa Hagan Thomas

About The Author: Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN

Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN, is a nurse and researcher. She is passionate about improving cancer care to ensure patients’ needs and priorities drive the care they receive. Dr. Thomas has an active program...
Dr. Teresa Hagan Thomas

New Trial Shows Benefits of Solution-Focused Therapy for Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue affects about 80% of people with colorectal cancer, especially those receiving chemotherapy. But it’s also one of the hardest symptoms to manage;...
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ASCO Publishes Recommendations for Telehealth in Oncology: What This Means for Oncology Nurses

By Teresa Hagan Thomas Telehealth is here to stay, and if used correctly can be a tool to promote patient-centered care. In July 2021, the...
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Study Identifies Symptom Assessment Cut-Points to Guide Cancer Symptom Interventions

A new study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management uncovered clinically meaningful cut-points for oncology patients’ symptoms, helping alert clinicians to...
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Parents of Children Completing Cancer Treatment are At Risk for Dysfunctional Levels of Fear...

A study of children with cancer and their parents in Germany has found that almost 50% of the parents are prone to dysfunctional fear...
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Oncology Nurses Urged to Screen Routinely for Physical Function in Older Adults Before and...

Physical function is increasingly recognized as an important patient-centered and clinical metric in cancer, associated with higher quality of life, lower symptom burden, and...
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