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Deborah Mayer on International Panel that Recommends New Model for Breast Cancer Care

April 20, 2012 | In Faculty, News, Research Tags: , ,

Deb Mayer Dr. Deborah Mayer

As the number of breast cancer survivors increases, now estimated at 2.8 million, more will be living with the chronic effects of cancer treatments or with advanced disease.

An international panel of experts, including a UNC School of Nursing faculty and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, was convened by the American Cancer Society to review current practices and to make recommendations to improve surveillance and rehabilitation of breast cancer patients and survivors and published their results in the April 15, 2012 issue of the journal Cancer.

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, explains, “Our current model is to treat breast cancer and then monitor for possible disease recurrence and resolution of any side effects of treatment. As more women are surviving breast cancer, they are living with a range of physical issues that may affect them long after therapy. Our panel developed models for rehabilitation and surveillance to identify and address these physical issues as part of the continuum of care.”

Dr. Mayer co-authored two articles addressing cancer-related fatigue and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage).

Read more in the UNC Health Care press release: International panel recommends new model for breast cancer care.

Men in Nursing Grows; AAMN Chapter at Carolina Since 1990

August 25, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

Message from Dr. Ed Halloran:

Colleagues and friends,

The latest census of nurses is out and shows there are an estimated 202,169 men in nursing, 6.6% of all 3,063,163 RNs who hold a license in the USA. [Source: The Registered Nurse Population: Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of RNs;

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Preventing and Managing Chronic Conditions–International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, March 23-25, 2011

August 25, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

The UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the Second International Conference on Prevention and Management of Chronic conditions and the World Congress on Self-care Deficit Nursing Theory that will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, March 23 – 25 2011.

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