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Saturday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Researching the Impact of Cancer Treatment

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Join us for a four-part podium session that explores the experience of patients undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Sarah Dihmes and Marshalee George will present "Male Caregivers for Women With Breast Cancer: Understanding the Psychosocial Impact on Spouses and the Role of Oncology Nurses." Describing a study that evaluated marital distress and spousal dysfunction in intimacy, she'll identify the psychosocial deficits that men are at risk for throughout a spouse's breast cancer diagnosis. 
  • Elaine Zapata will present "Ovarian Cancer: Improving Quality-of-Life Outcomes From Diagnosis Through Treatment." She'll discuss the progress of an ongoing study that evaluates a theory-based, novel nursing intervention for patients with ovarian cancer. The intervention is designed to help reduce symptom-related distress and decrease levels of uncertainty throughout treatment.
  • Gwen Wyatt will present "Symptom Management and Treatment Interruptions Among Women with Advanced Breast Cancer." She'll explore how alterations in chemotherapy protocol and symptom severity can interfere with a patient's daily life. 
  • Patricia Bruns will present "Effect of Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy Treatment on Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Recurrent High-Grade Glioma." She'll evaluate the survival benefit and toxicity profile of intra-arterial chemotherapy and assess the magnitude of health-related quality-of-life changes reported during the treatment's course. 

avatar for Patricia Bruns, RN, MSN, APN, CNS

Patricia Bruns, RN, MSN, APN, CNS

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Sarah Dihmes, PhD, AOCNP®

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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Marshalee George, PhD, MSN, MSPH, AOCNP®

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
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Elaine Zapata, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP®

University of Florida
Elaine Zapata is an ANCC-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her MSN and BSN at the University of Florida and is currently enrolled in the PhD program there. Her research interest focuses on quality-of-life issues faced by patients with ovarian cancer.  Zapata practices with Daylene Ripley, MD, at Gainesville GYN Oncology in Florida and is dedicated to delivering quality care to women with gynecologic malignancies, including... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
303C Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Intermediate