Diagnosing and treating cancer is complex and requires a team effort. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists are crucial members of the cancer care team. In a podcast by the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO), we hear from clinicians about what it means to support and guide people on their cancer journey.
The Power of Connecting
Teams do their best work when they feel connected. Ginger Johnson, speaker and author, talks with host Wendy Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, on the power of connection to align values and encourage new ideas and growth within health-care teams.
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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: What APs Can Do
Health-care disparities create barriers to disease prevention, early detection, and treatments. These disparities are found across all cancer types. In this episode, Rose DiMarco, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Joseen Chundamala, PharmD, University of Pennsylvania Health System, discuss actionable steps oncology advanced practitioners can incorporate into their everyday practice to consistently provide high-quality care to all patients.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cancer
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. Having multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions, including cancer. Host Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, talks with Sharon Moore, DPh, Regional Coordinator for ONE Tennessee and Public Health Academic Detailer for Metro Drug Coalition, on how being cognizant of potential ACEs a patient with cancer may have can help inform and improve the care and education advanced practitioners provide.
ONE TennesseeMetro Drug CoalitionThe Origins of Addiction: Evidence From the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study by Vincent Felitti, MD PACEs ConnectionCDC: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)The Effect of Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Hughes et al. Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Presence of Cancer Risk Factors in Adulthood: A Scoping Review of the Literature From 2005 to 2015 by Ports et al. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Cell-Mediated Immunity, and Survival in the Context of Cancer by Steel et al. The Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk of Cancer in Adulthood: A Systematic Review of the Literature by Holman et al.
A Shared Passion in Pharmacy: Training Oncology Pharmacists in Nigeria
In late 2021, R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, traveled to Nigeria for 2 weeks as a visiting Fulbright Specialist to train pharmacists on best practices in chemotherapy for cancer treatment. He recounts unforgettable experiences and lasting impressions his counterparts left on him, as well as plans for continuing to help strengthen the capacity of cancer treatment and care in Nigeria.
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Managing Cancer Patients During the Opioid Epidemic
Gretchen McNally, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, of The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, talks about the language of addiction, recognizing signs of an opioid or substance use disorder, and universal precautions to take through the lens of a case study.
Addiction in Patients With Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities
JL811: Opioid Use Disorders: Experience, Knowledge and Interest Among Oncology Advanced Practice Providers and Pharmacists
JL725: Oncology Advanced Practice Providers: Opportunities to Positively Impact the Opioid Epidemic
Implementation of an AP-Led Bedside Procedural Team
Seeing an increase in interventional radiology (IR) referrals and patient wait times, in 2019, an advanced practitioner mobile IR team was started to perform paracentesis and thoracentesis at a major cancer center. Hear from Caitlin Treacy, MS, AGACNP, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on this advanced practitioner–led team, including hiring, training, and outcomes. This poster received the Outstanding Poster Award at JADPRO Live 2021.
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