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Home > Oncology Issues > July/August 2017 Issue

A Cognitive Approach to Cancer Treatment
By Marlena Ryba, PhD

Cognitive ApproachStudies of cognitive behavioral therapy interventions show that to improve the patient experience and provide truly patient-centered care, we must return the fight to the patients, giving them the tools and the confidence to regain control of their lives—whether or not treatment is able to control their disease.

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Highlights from this Issue:

Normalizing Feelings of Grief & Loss in Oncology Nurses Read how the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital created a bi-annual Service of Remembrance to help address the risk of staff burnout and the emotional impact from patient deaths, allowing nurses and families to reconnect and honor the lives of patients.


An Evening of MemoriesLearn about “An Evening of Memories,” Stony Brook Cancer Center’s program that brings staff and families together to celebrate and honor loved ones. The inexpensive initiative helps create cherished memories and provides closure for families and staff.


A Model for Tissue Banking in the Community SettingIn “A Model for Tissue Banking in the Community Setting,” read how the cancer biospecimen repository program at St. Joseph Hospital—The Center for Cancer Treatment and Prevention has grown, supporting internal and external research projects.

More from ACCC:

A Psych-Oncology Program Takes Distress Screening to the Next Level

Exclusively at the ACCC 34th National Oncology Conference, October 18-20 in Nashville, Tenn., hear how Northside Hospital Cancer Institute met the psychosocial needs of its patients by streamlining its distress screening processes, developing an algorithm for referrals, recruiting social workers with a strong clinical skillset, and implementing phone triage for crisis calls and visits.

Explore the National Oncology Conference brochure for full conference details and discounts on registration, hotel, and travel. Register by August 21 to save up to $125 with early bird rates!

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