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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. 

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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... Read More →

Sarah Dihmes, PhD, AOCNP®

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Marshalee George, PhD, MSN, MSPH, AOCNP®

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
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Patricia Bruns, RN, MSN, APN, CNS

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
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Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Michigan State University College of Nursing

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

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