Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ groundbreaking 1969 book, On Death and Dying, quickly established the five stages of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. In my early years as an oncology nurse and grief counselor, I too accepted these stages as grief gospel, and there’s no denying that Kubler-Ross’ work advanced the field considerably. During these many […]
Here are the most important factors to consider before deciding who will be your caregiver while you or a loved one fight your cancer battle.
Your health is one of your most important assets. Make sure you put it in the right hands!
As a patient, you have the legal right to ask medical personnel about their credentials and licensure. For your own safety, if you have a concern with a nurse’s performance, ensure that you notify the appropriate management team member at your healthcare facility.
Alternative providers practice naturopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy, colonic hydrotherapy, hypnotherapy, and various energy-healing modalities – to name only a few. How do you know who is who?