Plans to develop the consensus statement were first announced last year, and now the completed guidelines will be presented in an accredited satellite symposium in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in Philadelphia on May 16th, to be followed by publication in the June issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
"Not knowing what to expect can discourage patients from continuing their treatments, while knowledge, support and intervention can improve adherence to their therapeutic regimen," said NLB member Patricia A. Mangan, APRN, BC, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
NLB member Beth Faiman, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN, Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic added: "With nurses educating patients regarding signs of potential side effects and coordinating appropriate medical management, we believe more patients will stay on their medications and continue to reap the full benefit of their therapies."
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