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The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of Distress Thermometer (DT) scores to discern important differences in quality of life scores among women with breast cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s DT, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy—Breast (FACT–B), and a demographic questionnaire were completed by 111 women recently(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine to what degree the spiritual needs of patients near the end of life are met. DESIGN Descriptive. SETTING One inpatient and five outpatient hospices. SAMPLE 62 female and 38 male hospice patients with a mean age of 67 years; 74% were dying from cancer. METHODS Each subject completed the Spiritual Needs Inventory and(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To develop and test an instrument to measure the spiritual needs of patients near the end of life. DESIGN Instrumentation methodology. SETTING One inpatient and five outpatient hospices. SAMPLE 62 female and 38 male hospice patients with a mean age of 67 years; most were Caucasian, Protestant, and dying of cancer. METHODS Items(More)
This article describes the Cancer Nursing Faculty Fellows Program, an innovative program designed to provide nurse educators with state-of-the-art cancer knowledge to enhance their ability to teach cancer content. The Faculty Fellows Program was developed at the University of Louisville School of Nursing and was part of a multifaceted educational(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES to describe the quality of life (QOL) of patients near the end of life and to identify determinants of their QOL. DESIGN descriptive, longitudinal. SETTING university-affiliated cancer center, two private oncologists' offices, and patients' homes. SAMPLE 80 patients with either stage IIIb or IV lung cancer newly diagnosed in the(More)
Many games developed for use in nursing education have been very specific in nature and useful for only certain content and purposes. In contrast, Draw-Learn-Win can be reproduced easily with different groups, settings, content, and supplies. Any number of students may play the game. Clinical sites, as well as classrooms, provide environments conducive to(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine relationships among demographic variables, healthcare system distrust, lung cancer stigma, smoking status, and timing of medical help-seeking behavior in individuals with symptoms suggestive of lung cancer after controlling for ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and social desirability. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional,(More)
UNLABELLED Background: Interprofessional education is necessary to prepare students of the health professions for successful practice in today's health care environment. Because of its expertise in interdisciplinary practice and team-based care, palliative care should be leading the way in creating educational opportunities for students to learn the skills(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to identify and describe pathways to a lung cancer diagnosis based on narratives of persons diagnosed with the disease. DATA SOURCES Eleven adults with lung cancer were recruited from an academic thoracic oncology clinic in a large city in the southeastern United States. Moderately structured(More)