Kate Kravits

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OBJECTIVES To provide assessment guidelines and management strategies for symptoms affecting nutritional status in patients with cancer. DATA SOURCES Published articles, book chapters, and research reports. CONCLUSIONS Patients with cancer experience a variety of symptoms that affect their nutritional status. It is possible to reduce the impact of these(More)
The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a psycho-educational program that assists nurses to develop stress management plans. Discussion of nursing-specific risk factors, practice with relaxation techniques, and exploration via art are used as interventions. Quantitative and qualitative measures of stress and burnout are conducted pre- and(More)
OBJECTIVES To address the psychological impact of transplant on quality of life, including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual, for the patient and caregiver, and to discuss the nurse's "emotional labor of caring" and "compassion fatigue" for such an intense vulnerable population. DATA SOURCES Psychological transplant studies, peer review(More)
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Hypnosis has been used to provide psychological and physical comfort to individuals diagnosed with cancer for nearly 200 years. The goals of this review are: 1) to describe hypnosis and its components and to dispel misconceptions; 2) to provide an overview of hypnosis as a cancer prevention and control technique (covering(More)
OBJECTIVE Caring for the family is included as one of the eight domains of quality palliative care, calling attention to the importance of the family system and family communications about cancer during care and treatment of the disease. Previously, a model of family caregiver communication defined four caregiver communication types-Manager, Carrier,(More)
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