Five-Minute In-Service: Telephone Reporting Identifies Symptoms Most Important to Patients
As oncology care continues to move toward delivery in the outpatient setting, the number of patients reporting symptoms by telephone also continues to increase.
Unlike face-to-face symptom reporting, telephone reports are initiated by patients or caregivers, which offers insight into the natural occurrence of symptom reporting and which symptoms are considered priorities by patients.
In their article in the September 2013 issue of the Oncology Nursing Forum, Flannery, McAndrews, and Stein described their analysis of symptom reporting phone calls from patients with cancer. They identified the number of calls made and symptoms reported on each call and concluded the priority symptoms for patients based on that data. Recommendations for oncology nurses were also discussed.
New Look for ONS National Conferences


ONS is set to deliver a power-packed, all-new conference format starting in 2014. Next year, we'll combine our annual Congress and Connections: Advancing Care Through Science into one conference that appeals to oncology nurses of all levels and specialties. And we'll work throughout 2014 and 2015 to gather input from you, the member, to unveil a new look for our strengthened national event. 

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