Episode 204: How Radiation Is Used in Palliative Care

“There’s nothing more we can do.” How often do patients with cancer hear those words? But ONS member Reanne Booker, RN, MN, a nurse practitioner at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, believes differently: “I feel there’s always more that we can do, even if cure is no longer possible.” Booker talks with Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, about how radiation is used in palliative and end-of-life care and oncology nurses’ role in helping patients and providers overcome misconceptions to increase access and use. She also presented on the topic at the 47th Annual ONS Congress® in Anaheim, CA, on April 30, 2022; her session is linked in the episode notes. You can also earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked in the episode notes. 

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod

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The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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