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Nurses play a pivotal role in pain management but academic nursing curricula remain lacking in basic pain management principles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of the City of Hope Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course on nursing pain management practice. An online survey, comparing RNs’ pre- and post-training practice,(More)
OBJECTIVE With changes in health care, oncology family caregivers (FCs) provide the vast majority of patient care. Yet, FCs assume their role with little or no training and with limited resources within the cancer setting to support them. The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a curriculum to improve the quality of life and quality of care(More)
BACKGROUND Barriers to the involvement of staff nurses in evidence-based practice include time commitments, staffing challenges, and limited experience in identifying evidence. METHODS A 1-day, hands-on course focused on small, achievable, evidence-based practice projects; follow-up after the course by a project director; and commitment to implementation(More)
26 Background: Oncology nurses working across the cancer continuum need communication tools in order to navigate between oncology and palliative care for the benefit of patients and their families. An evidence-based communication training course funded by the National Cancer Institute and identified by the acronym COMFORT was provided to 187 oncology nurses(More)
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